Louis van Gaal hopes to bring in AC Milan bruiser.
Man United are closing in on a deal to sign experienced midfielder Nigel de Jong according to the Metro.
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Old Trafford boss Louis van Gaal has made it clear he wants his side to capture the former Man City man, with the 30 year old set to see his AC Milan contract expire in a matter of weeks.
The Metro claim Juventus are keen on the tough tackler but van Gaal is leading the chase to bring in one of his former Netherlands national team charges.
De Jong’s £80k a week wage demands are not likely to trouble Man United, not least as the defensive midfielder won’t cost the club a penny.
During his three and a half season spell at the Etihad Stadium the former Ajax man more than proved himself capable, helping City to a Premier League title in 2011/12, and despite his former allegiances one imagines he could do a very good job for Man United.