English Premiership

United set for triple swoop

2014-08-13 09:48
Di Maria (Supplied)
Di Maria (Supplied)
Cape Town - Manchester United are interested in bringing a trio of World Cup stars to England as Louis van Gaal looks to bolster his 2014/15 squad.

The Daily Mail report that Dutch manager is looking to bring in a pair of Argentines and a player he coached in Brazil.

Manchester United have long been linked with a move for Angel Di Maria and Daley Blind but reports in England suggest that the Manchester club is now ready to launch a £80 million bid which will include an offer for Sporting Lisbon's Marcos Rojo.

Executive vice chairman Ed Woodward traveled to watch the UEFA Super Cup between Real Madrid and Sevilla after requesting talks with the Champions League winners Madrid for the transfer of Di Maria. 

Manchester United are hopeful of sealing a deal for less than £50 million for the winger, who van Gaal described as "one of the best in the world".

Both Daley Blind and Marcos Rojo are training alone as the pair seek to join the 20-time English Premiership winners.

Rojo, who was a target for Southampton earlier in the season, has a £18 million price tag which may yet prove a stumbling block to any deal but after the player refused to train earlier in the week, a deal now looks likely for the talented left back.
Blind has been linked with a £15 million move to Manchester but any deal for the player will not be done by the time Manchester United face Swansea in the English Premiership opener on August 16.


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