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£100m-Worth Of German Talent To Follow Van Gaal To United?

Louis van Gaal hopes to be confirmed as Man Utd’s new manager in the coming days and wants to spend £100m on German trio Mats Hummels, Marco Reus and Toni Kroos

As we approach the start of the opening of the summer window clubs will be intensifying their efforts in the transfer market so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Louis van Gaal is already planning for life at Old Trafford.

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Louis van Gaal hopes to be confirmed as Manchester United’s new manager in the coming days and wants the club to splash out around £100m on Mats Hummels, Marco Reus and Toni Kroos, according to the Daily Mail.

Negotiations have continued this week between United and van Gaal’s representatives with the experienced Dutchman lined-up as a potential successor to David Moyes following his sacking last week after a disastrous first season in charge.

The Daily Mail claim that van Gaal wants the deal concluded in a matter of days so he can resolve the future of his coaching staff and start preparing for life at the club. The former Barcelona boss is keen to take goalkeeping coach Frank Hoek with him to Old Trafford, and Hoek has promised to let Guus Hiddink – who will take over as Holland coach after the World Cup – know quickly whether he’ll be staying on with the national team or heading to England with van Gaal.

The newspaper also suggests that van Gaal wants to be given as much time as possible to work on United matters before he has to concentrate on the World Cup, and he’s already identified three players he would like to bring to Old Trafford, with German trio Hummels, Kroos and Reus understood to be his top targets.

Centre-back Hummels and attacking midfielder Reus currently play for Borussia Dortmund and appear settled at the club, and with Dortmund reluctant to lose any more star players following the recent exits of Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski, it’s going to require a huge offer to tempt the German giants to cash-in.

The future of Kroos is a little less certain as the midfielder is about to enter the final year of his contract at Bayern Munich and has been strongly linked with a move to United in recent months. Bayern insist they are under no pressure to sell, despite his precarious contract situation, so again United may have to dig deep if they want to sign the 24-year-old.

The Mail suggest it would take around £100m to land the trio, which shouldn’t be a problem for United as the club are understood to have around £200m available for transfers this summer, but it remains to be seen whether the club bosses will sanction such a move with the likes of Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw also believed to be on the radar this summer.

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It’s certainly gearing up to be an interesting summer at Old Trafford with the club expected to be busy in the transfer market following a disappointing season, but their first task is to find a new manager and it appears van Gaal is the stand-out candidate at present.

Who would United fans like to see join the club this summer? Share your views below.



  1. Castle

    May 1, 2014 at 9:35 am

    lets conclude the deal for van gal and focuse on the transfer business

  2. Muhammad

    May 1, 2014 at 10:23 am

    I would like van gaal to take over because of his experience and all. But i just hope he doesn’t try to show ge is the boss by selling off wayne “wazza” rooney. If he does sell rooney,it’ll certainly create more space for juan mata, but no united fan would want to see rooney leave. Even if rooney doesn’t leave, Dutchman Robin van persie will be van gaals choice as captain. Kroos is key though, united should get him. Hummels and reus are also good options, but if reus arrives that could see shinji Kagawa the Japanese playmaker move on. What do you think?

    • Danny

      May 1, 2014 at 10:31 am

      Agree Kagawa will go back to Dortmund probably hopefully being part of a deal to bring Reus to Old Trafford.

  3. Agudze roosevelt

    May 1, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Good morning to everyone. My advice to ManU and the Glazers is that Van Persie should not be giving the captaincy not in his dream. This will bring problem to the dressing room. Secondly they should make it clear to LVG that the club want Giggs to be his personal assistant if the owners think about the future of our beloved club. He knows the ins and the outs of the club and our tradition as well. Giggsy, Nicky, Scholesy and Phil and influential role. Not just to keep them there. They are the future of ManU.

  4. pope Carter

    May 1, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Muhammed and Aguze. First of all rooney needs to leave.dats for Muhammed and u Agudze Giggs who’s Assistance stop spreading dis stupid Ideas. I so hate some united fans

  5. maradesa festus adegoke

    May 1, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    mr LVG don’t try to give RVP captain band because rooney is our man

  6. Ekadeli Stephen

    May 2, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    van gaal’s response sh’ld be +ve to utd with world class players.

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