Manchester United Rumour Roundup: Louis Van Gaal Closing In On Defensive Duo, £30m Bid For World Cup Star and Other Gossip

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Louis van Gaal closing in on centre-back Stefan de Vrij

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The Daily Mirror is reporting that Louis van Gaal hopes to make his former international defender Stefan de Vrij his first signing at Old Trafford.

The 22-year-old played in all seven of the Netherlands World Cup games as LVG’s side finished third at the tournament, and scored one of the five goals in the Dutch’s group game thrashing of Spain.

The Feyenoord defender is resisting a move to Lazio and believes he will soon be reunited with his Holland World Cup boss. He is seen as the perfect alternative to United’s No.1 target Mats Hummels, who has no intention of leaving Borussia Dortmund.

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