The Premier League title seems as reachable this year as ever for Louis van Gaal and Manchester United. The struggles of Chelsea and Liverpool have opened the door wide open for teams with plenty of holes to make a serious run at the title, but injuries are threatening to derail the season.
Between the season-ending injury to Luke Shaw and the more-recent foot injury to star youngster Anthony Martial, Man United may need to make some serious moves in January just to secure a top four finish, let alone win the whole thing.
Here’s the Manchester United transfer gossip and news from Friday:
John Stones atop Louis van Gaal’s wishlist
One of the rising stars in England and the entire Premier League, Everton defender John Stones has long been a target for Chelsea. However, latest reports indicate that Stones has been scouted extensively by Man United and that Louis van Gaal is willing to spend big to bring him to Old Trafford.
Everton turned down multiple offers from Chelsea for Stones this past summer.
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