Rumours are surfacing that Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United believe they have whittled their search for David de Gea’s replacement down to just one target, and he already plays his football in The Premier League.
With De Gea almost definitely moving to Real Madrid once the financial figures are met, van Gaal will attempt to prize England’s No 2 Goalkeeper, Fraser Forster away from Dutch managerial rival, Ronald Koeman.
Manchester United have submitted a formal bid for Sergio Ramos, as they seek to capitalise on the Spaniard’s desire to leave Real Madrid this summer.
According to the Telegraph, United have officially contacted the 10-time European Cup winners with a bid of over £30m for the defender, who has played over 400 games for Real Madrid since joining the club from Sevilla 10 years ago.
Sergio Ramos has told Real Madrid he wants to leave the club this summer and was told the Spanish giant will listen to offers.
According to the Guardian and to a number of Spanish outlets, the 29-year-old defender met Real Madrid’s chief executive José Ángel Sánchez at Madrid’s Valdebebas training ground on Wednesday morning to confirm his intention to leave the Spanish capital.
The transfer window might not officially open for another six days but transfer speculation has been abundant from the moment Manchester United drew 0-0 at Hull on 24 May.
Having spent £150m on players last summer, Louis Van Gaal is widely expected to add to his squad ahead of next season, as he looks to turn United from top four finisher into genuine title contenders.
Jesse Lingard is adamant he will get opportunities to show his worth this season and has said he aims to remain at Manchester United for the upcoming campaign.
Lingard, who is currently on European Championships duty with the England U21 team in Czech Republic, spent the second half of last season on loan at Derby, after missing the first four months of the campaign with a knee injury.
Angel Di Maria could be the key element in the deal to bring Bastian Schweinsteiger to Manchester United, according to reports in Germany.
Over the last couple of weeks, rumours linking the 2014 World Cup winner with a move to Old Trafford have intensified, given Schweinsteiger has only 12 months left on his contract and Louis Van Gaal looks to bolster his options in midfield.
There’s more than paper talk and transfer speculation to Manchester United’s interest in Sergio Ramos, according to United We Stand’s editor Andy Mitten.
Mitten, who is one of the most-reliable journalists when it comes to United, wrote in his ESPN column that Louis Van Gaal has really made the Spaniard one of his main targets this summer, as he looks to add quality to his side.
Manchester United look set to miss out on Ilkay Gundogan, after the Borussia Dortmund midfielder’s agent indicated the German international could yet remain at the Westfalenstadion this summer.
Along with Bastian Schweinsteiger, the 24-year-old is considered to be one of Louis Van Gaal’s main targets this summer, as the United manager looks to bolster his midfield options ahead of next season.