Ever since Louis Van Gaal took over at Manchester United at the end of the 2013/14 campaign the Red Devils have not shy when it comes spending money.
Last summer they spend in excess of 150€ million adding names such as Angel Di Maria, Radamel Falcao (loan), Daley Blind and Ander Herrera to their squad with the aim of getting back into the Champions League.
Though most of their transfer buys including Di Maria and Falcao ended up as being major flops MU managed to qualify to the Champions League which is an achievement in itself.
Manchester United looks set for another transfer splurge this summer with names such as Bastian Schweinsteiger, Thomas Muller, Morgan Schneiderlin and Edison Cavani being linked with the club.
Thomas Muller to Manchester United
The rumors linking Thomas Muller to Manchester United has picked up steam over the last 24 hours. As per reports United are willing to pay in excess of 55£ million to secure the 25yr old German international’s signing.
Muller who has worked under Louis Van Gaal before at Bayern Munich had this to say when Van Gaal left Bayern in 2011:
“It’s sad for me because he was my mentor. FC Bayern are losing a great coach”
The move for Muller is necessity now for United as they are showing the door to almost all the strikers in the squad.
The first one set to leave is Robin Van Persie whose contract from 2013/14 from Turkish Champions Fenerbahce is almost complete. In addition to RVP, Angel Di Maria, David de Gea and Javier Hernandez are all being linked with a move away from United.
David De Gea leaves for Real Madrid
One player Van Gaal wouldn’t have wanted to let go this summer is David de Gea who was by a mile United’s best player last season but with the player himself keen on a move to Real Madrid and the Galaticos also being interested in the young Spanish keeper there isn’t much Van Gaal can do to hold onto him.
United who are interested in Real Madrid defender and Spanish international Sergio Ramos might use De Gea as bait to get the Spanish defender but a move to Santiago Bernabeu looks imminent for De Gea.
The man who has suffered the worst from Madrid’s interest in De Gea has been Iker Casillas.
The Spanish keeper has been forced away from the club but the player himself is not ready to give in so quickly and is in a Stalemate with club officials over the terms of his departure which could affect De Gea’s move to Madrid, but he is pretty much a Porto player now.
Schweinsteiger and Schneiderlin
Another Bayern Munich player who could be on his way to Old Trafford this summer is German international and World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Schweinsteiger who had a dissappointing 2014/15 campaign has seen his time on the pitch being marginalized through injuries and new signings.
The 30 yr old has already said that he is flattered by the interest in him from England and if he is to come it will be great addition to the Premier League talent pool.
Another midfielder being linked with Manchester United is Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin who has been valued at 27£ million by the club.
Southampton who had already rejected a 20£ million bid for the French international is braced for more bids and will be trying to get the most of the player as they can.
Di Maria, Chicharito, Gaitan and Sakho
Di Maria who was Louis Van Gaal’s priced acquisition last season looks set to leave the club within 12 months of joining the Red Devils, as reports suggest Di Maria has already agreed to a deal with PSG and all that’s stopping him from leaving is a formal bid from PSG.
Javier Hernandez (Chicharito) who had spent last season on loan to Real Madrid has just one season left in his contract with United and looks set for a move to Spanish side Sevilla who are preparing a 8£ million bid for him.
Another couple of names being linked with a move to Old Trafford are West Ham Striker Diafra Sakho and Benfica winger Nicolas Gaitan.
If the rumors are to be believed United are prepared to offer Javier Hernandez or Rafael plus another 30£ million to Benfica to get the Argentine International!! More on this as news comes in.
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