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Louis van Gaal to launch £37.3m bid to finally bring Mats Hummels to Manchester United

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Hot property: Mats Hummels could finally be moving to Old Trafford

Hot property: Mats Hummels could finally be moving to Old Trafford

Hot property: Mats Hummels could finally be moving to Old Trafford

Manchester United are set to offer Borussia Dortmund £37.3 million to finally sign defender Mats Hummels, reports Sport Bild.

United have been tracking Hummels since the summer but have failed to agree terms with Dortmund over a deal. However, it seems reports in the German media say United are planning a new assault for the player.

According to Sport Bild, United are planning to offer €50m for Hummels - which works out as only £37.3m - because of the recent problems with the Euro.

That, apparently, should be enough to finally sign the German World Cup winner, who has been in poor form this term.

The Daily Telegraph claims Real Madrid are prepared to test United's resolve over the future of David de Gea by waiting to sign the goalkeeper on a free transfer when his contract expires at the end of next season.

De Gea has yet to commit to a new long-term contract at Old Trafford, despite entering the final 18 months of the deal he signed when arriving at United in an £18.3m transfer from Atletico Madrid in June 2011.

But while European champions Real have identified the 24-year-old as the long-term successor to Iker Casillas, manager Carlo Ancelotti is understood to be happy to retain Casillas and second-choice Keylor Navas as his goalkeeping options next season.

The Mirror states United are ready to make De Gea the best-paid goalkeeper in the Premier League to ensure he stays at Old Trafford.

As reported, De Gea has less than 18 months left on his current contract, despite United having offered him a new deal worth £120,000-a-week.

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