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Triple Dutch: Man United Prepare January Move for Three Quality Netherlands Internationals

Old Trafford boss looks to bring in three of his former national team charges.

Man United boss Louis van Gaal is seemingly keen to draw on his knowledge of the Dutch national team he previously coached as he seeks to strengthen his Old Trafford squad.

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The Old Trafford manager has set his sights on no less than three members of the Netherlands side according to the Daily Mirror.

His chief target would appear to be AS Roma star Kevin Strootman though efforts to bring in the rangy midfielder may prove problematic as the Serie A side are looking to offer the former PSV Eindhoven man a new contract to help ward off interest.

Strootman has been out with a knee injury for six months but is close to full fitness and AS Roma owner James Palotta insists the player is not for sale though this may not prevent a move from the Premier League side.

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Man United are also tracking another Serie A talent, AC Milan enforcer Nigel de Jong, a player who could perhaps be an easier nut to crack.

The former Man City man would provide van Gaal with some much needed steel in the centre of the park and Man United are hopeful of landing the tough tackler in a cut-price deal.

Of the three Dutch targets on the Man United radar by far the most likely would appear to come in the form of Aston Villa skipper Ron Vlaar.

The 29 year old is out of contract in the summer and will demand a doubling of his wages to stay at Villa Park, a demand that Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner may not be willing to give in to.

Man United feel they could snap up the experienced no nonsense centre-back for as little as £4m and he would certainly help to shore up the club’s leaky back-line.

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