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lvg plans surprise

Louis van Gaal has revealed that Manchester United are in the process of recruiting a new striker.

Senior sources at United have been nsistent that the Red Devils are not after a new front man.

However, Van Gaal has hinted that a "surprise" signing might be in store.

United have been linked with a number of big-name forwards recently, including Paris St Germain's Edinson Cavani, Tottenham's Harry Kane and Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich.

A German newspaper claimed United had bid £70million for Lewandowski's team-mate Thomas Muller yesterday, but sources at Old Trafford denied an offer had been tabled.

But ahead of United's second tour match in California against the San Jose Earthquakes, the United boss again suggested that a forward could be coming to Old Trafford.

"He is in the process," Van Gaal said bluntly when asked about his "surprise" signing.

When asked whether United were close to signing the striker in question, Van Gaal said: "No. It is not a striker that the media has written, but you have to wait and see.

"The transfer period is open until September 1. You have to wait."