Manchester United look set to open talks with Bayern Munich over the signing of Bastian Schweinsteiger, as Louis Van Gaal seeks to bolster his midfield options.
The German, who was converted from a left winger into a dominant central midfielder during Van Gaal’s spell in Bavaria, was repeatedly link with a move to Old Trafford a couple of years ago but the transfer never materialised as he chose to remain at the Allianz Arena.
Mats Hummels will not be joining Manchester United this summer, as the Germany international has committed his future to Borussia Dortmund.
The 2014 World Cup winner was thought to be one of the names at the top of Louis Van Gaal’s list this summer but Dortmund’s sporting director Michael Zorke categorically ruled out any deal for Hummels, claiming the defender is part of the Bundesliga club’s plans for next season.
Jose Mourinho has admitted he can’t prevent Petr Cech from leaving Stamford Bridge to join Arsenal, Manchester United or PSG.
Speaking after Chelsea’s 3-0 defeat against West Bromwich Albion on Mondat night, the Portuguese manager said the future of the Czech Republic international was “out of his hands”.
Louis Van Gaal has been handed £150m to spend on players this summer, as the United manager looks to continue the overhaul of his squad.
The former Holland manager spent £150m in his first summer at United on the likes of Daley Blind, Angel Di Maria, Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo and Ander Herrera but his team remain short of quality in key areas of the pitch and short of depth in others.
Manchester United will allow David De Gea to join Real Madrid this summer, after privately accepting that there’s little they can do to convince the Spaniard to sign a new deal.
According to the Telegraph, Louis Van Gaal’s admission that the club had started planning for life after the Spaniard was not intended to force De Gea into signing a new deal but highlighted that United have almost given up of retaining his services.
Gareth Bale’s move to Manchester United is almost a “done deal”, according to Sunday Express journalist John Richardson.
The Welshman has endured a torrid second season at the Bernabeu, with Real Madrid fans openly criticising his performances, while the former Spurs player’s agent claimed that Bale is unhappy as he’s not involved enough by his team-mates.
Manchester United have reached a deal to sign PSV Eindhoven winger Memphis Depay for £25m.
On Thursday morning, a number of journalists reported that the 21-year-old had told his team-mates he would be joining Louis Van Gaal at Old Trafford next season.
Nani wants to return to Manchester United this summer after telling Sporting Lisbon fans that he has “different ambitions”.
The 28-year-old was loaned out to his former club at the start of the season, going on to impress in for the Portuguese giants, scoring 11 goals and assisting a further eight in 35 games in all competitions.