Manchester United have edged increasingly close to secure the signing of Barcelona forward Pedro, according to Spanish newspaper Sport.
The 27-year-old has been linked with a move to Old Trafford for over a week now, as Louis Van Gaal looks to bolster his attacking options, particularly given Angel Di Maria looks set to complete a move to PSG before the end of the transfer window.
Louis Van Gaal believes Luke Shaw will recover from a difficult first season at Old Trafford to establish himself as a regular for Manchester United.
The 20-year-old struggled to replicate the form he had shown at Southampton two seasons ago and managed to play in only 20 of United’s 44 games in their first campaign under Van Gaal, who criticised the England international’s lack of match fitness at the start of last season.
Manchester United need a “galactico” signing to rediscover the creativity and attacking flair they missed last season, according to Louis Van Gaal.
The Dutchman spent a club record £59.7m on Angel Di Maria last season but after a bright start the Argentine’s spell at Old Trafford descended into mediocrity and he now looks set to complete a move to PSG.
Manchester United have completed the signing of Argentina keeper Sergio Romero from Serie A side Sampdoria.
The Argentine, who played under Louis Van Gaal at AZ Alkmaar, has signed a three-year deal with an option for a further 12 months and will, at least initially, replace the departing Victor Valdes as David De Gea’s understudy at Old Trafford.
Barcelona forward Pedro has told his teammates that he will join Manchester United and he’s set to submit a transfer request, according to Spanish newspaper Marca.
Marca, which is traditionally closer to Real Madrid than Barcelona, suggests that the Spain international has decided to leave the Camp Nou this summer and has told the club’s board and his teammates that he wants to join United.
Jesse Lingard said he’s determined to prove his worth at Manchester United and would rather stay at Old Trafford than head out on loan.
The 22-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at Derby County, where he impressed even though the Rams fell short of promotion.
Ashley Young has admitted his future is still up in the air, as he is still to be offered a new contract by the club.
The United winger is out of contract at the end of next season and despite an impressive campaign, which transformed him from pantomime villain into a player leading by example, Young is yet to sign a new deal.
Manchester United’s pursuit of Sergio Ramos has been dealt a major blow, after Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez insisted the Spaniard will not be sold this summer.
United have been linked with a move for the 29-year-old for almost a month now, with Louis Van Gaal seemingly determined to add the Spain international to a defence that requires major strengthening.