Talks ‘at an advanced stage’ as van Gaal keen to snap up Serie A ace.
Manchester United are edging closer to signing AC Milan midfielder Nigel De Jong after Italian source Calcio Mercato described talks as being at an advanced stage.
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The Netherlands international, formerly of United’s local rivals Manchester City, has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford under his fellow Dutchman Louis van Gaal.
United are short of options in the defensive midfield department, and De Jong showed his quality during his previous spell in the Premier League, looking like he could be a good addition for the Red Devils.
United have also been linked with big names such as Paul Pogba and Kevin Strootman, though De Jong would no doubt be a cheaper option.