The five players van Gaal wants to bring in this summer.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is set to spend big on signing five key players to address the issues in his current squad, with as much as £116m’s worth of new signings being readied for moves to Old Trafford this summer.
Three new defenders look set to come in after the departures of key duo Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand, while some exciting names upfront could also be in store, according to this extensive transfer target list as compiled by the Daily Star.
5) Thomas Vermaelen (Arsenal)
Unsettled at Arsenal, Belgian centre-back Thomas Vermaelen has been a surprise transfer target for Manchester United this summer. Currently unable to break into the Gunners’ starting lineup, it is no surprise to see the former Ajax man linked with an exit from the Emirates Stadium, though it will certainly be something of a blow for Arsenal fans if he can regain his best form for their rivals. For a reported price of just £10m, Vermaelen could prove a real bargain for the Red Devils as they look to strengthen at the back.