Friday 23 February 2018

Louis van Gaal: Who he wants in and who he wants out at Old Trafford

Di Maria is a target for Man Utd
Di Maria is a target for Man Utd

Louis van Gaal has just returned from the World Cup but he is busier than ever as he tries to rebuild the Manchester United empire.

The Dutchman will be unveiled as the new Manchester United boss tomorrow and, as well getting rid of fringe players like Shinji Kagawa,  Chris Smalling, Tom Cleverley, Darren Fletcher and Ashley Young, he is keen to get the right men in to launch a title challenge next season.

Arturo Vidal is a top target for the Old Trafford side but that deal is up in the air right now with United not prepared to meet the £32million price tag set by Juventus for the Chile midfielder.

Angel Di Maria and Mats Hummels are also on van Gaal's shopping list as he looks to splash some of the £750m the club will net from their jersey deal with adidas.

Real Madrid are thought to be considering a move for World Cup sensation James Rodriguez and, according to Spanish newspaper Marca, they would prefer to sell Khedira rather than Di Maria so van Gaal faces a challenge to land his man.

But the willingness of Real to sell Khedira is music to the ears of Arsene Wenger as he continues to build his Arsenal squad.

However, the Gunners boss will have to dig deep as the £23.5million German midfielder is holding out for £150k a week.

Southampton's Calum Chambers is another player linked with a move to Arsenal.

Meanwhile, Iago Aspas' torrid spell at Liverpool is over as the striker has returned to La Liga after joining Sevilla on a season-long loan.

Liverpool spent just over £7m for the 26-year-old from Celta Vigo but he failed to make any impact at Anfield.

And according to reports in Turkey, Kolo Toure is another Liverpool player who is on his way with Trabzonspor interested in signing the Ivory Coast centre half.







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