Exclusive: Man United to Launch £60m Bid for Everton Pair as Louis Van Gaal Plans January Speinding Spree

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Old Trafford side target Goodison Park duo.

Despite spending upwards of £150m on new signings over the summer it appears that Man United’s owners are ready, willing and able to stump up more cash for boss Louis van Gaal to invest in his Old Trafford squad.

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The Dutch manager has steered his side into the top four after a slightly shaky start to his Man United reign and has now set his sights on two Everton talents.

Van Gaal is said to be interested in bringing in England midfielder Ross Barkley and Republic of Ireland right-back Seamus Coleman and Man United are ready to offer as much as £60m for the pair, with the club ready to offer former Toffees man Marouane Fellaini as part of a possible deal, though this would not be on top of the cash offer.

Though Brazilian Rafael has put in a couple of strong displays van Gaal is said to still see Coleman as the ideal man to fill the right-back berth, the Everton man having arguably matured into one of the best in his position in the Premier League.

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Ross Barkley is now a genuine Man United target with van Gaal convinced that the 20 year old is a player with a bright future and wants to bring in the England man to fill a central midfield berth to form a long term part of his plans.

Louis van Gaal is looking to conduct a midfield clear-out with the former Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss looking for permanent buyers for loaned out trio, Nani, Wilfried Zaha and Tom Cleverley whilst the aforementioned Fellaini, Anderson and Darren Fletcher may well be playing for their Man United futures.

Everton chairman Bill Kenwright may find it hard to turn down an offer of £60m for players who cost the Merseyside outfit a combined fee of £60k and the two players will be all the more likely to consider leaving the club if Roberto Martinez fails to push his side away from the relegation zone by the time the January transfer window opens.

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