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Manchester United closing in on Dutch duo

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Manchester United have been busy this week in the transfer market.

The Red Devils have completed the signing of Marcos Rojo from Sporting club and appear to be closing in on 2014 UEFA Champions League winner Ángel Di María.

Manager Louis van Gaal is still believed to be interested in another defender and a holding midfielder.

If the Daily Star‘s reports are correct the Dutch manager could have those positions filled before the end of the summer transfer window with reports claiming United are closing in on two of van Gaal’s squad from the 2014 World Cup.

The newspaper reports that Manchester United are closing in on Daley Blind and Nigel de Jong.

Ajax’s Daley Blind is a versatile player who is capable of playing left-back, left wingback or even holding midfield.  He was a key part of the Netherlands side that finished third at this summer’s World Cup, conceding only four goals in their seven matches.

A number of sources have reported the 24-year old is available for £16 million.

Nigel de Jong has Premier League experience with Manchester City.  The 29-year old is a solid holding midfielder who would add strength in front of the back four.  He’s also one happy to sit deep and not venture forward.

Some newspapers have suggested AC Milan need to sell players to raise funds for the club who failed to qualify for European football this season.  The Italian giants have already sold Mario Balotelli to Liverpool for what many consider to be a bargain at £16 million.

The most common price quoted regarding de Jong’s potential transfer from AC Milan to Manchester United is £10 million.

Manchester United have so far spent £72 million on three players this summer – Ander Herrera, Luke Shaw and Marcos Rojo.  Reports today also suggest Ángel Di María could be arriving at Old Trafford this week in a deal worth more than £60 million.

Comments (2)

  1. Might as well grab Ron vlaar as well, i dont think we will be getting Benetia. Vlaar offers more depth at the back, age & experience to organise the back line, he wants to come to utd & available for around 10 mill.

  2. i think it can show significant changes in manutd.manutd are preparing all necesity players for LVG to bringing them back to first rank in priemrleague.also lvg showed bad feeling about defence players maybe they can match together and also with lvg’s philosyphy.also his attacking phylosiphy couldnt be in a right working circle.it takes more than 1 month at least to shows step by step changing better.im not sure however with buying successful international players,and placing them to have a final potential of playing,.honestly he know more about attack not more about defence and its risk sometimes you can see defenders are not more enough to lookout attakers.3 is not good and if 1 comes from them midfielder also its not enough.how he can get fully match in hands!!