Van Gaal chasing the former City midfielder.
AC Milan midfielder Nigel De Jong has reportedly turned down a move to Ajax in favour of Manchester United, according to the Mirror.
The former Manchester City midfielder is eyeing a return to the city, but this time with arch-rivals, The Red Devils.
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De Jong’s contract with AC Milan is due to expire in the summer, and an exit from the club is almost certain; it is simply a case of deciding where his future lies – and it seems increasingly likely that Old Trafford will be his destination.
The 30-year-old reportedly demanded a three-year-deal on £50,000 per-week to remain at the San Siro, and unless they qualify for the Champions League, they are unwilling to meet such demands.
With the club languishing mid-table, there hopes of a place in the prestigious European tournament are being diminished.
Louis van Gaal revealed that the club’s main transfer target was a creative midfielder, despite having a plethora of options in the centre of the park, and it seems he is tempted to bring in the fellow Dutchman to add experience to a unsure Manchester United midfield.