Man United target £44m pair as possible sixth and seventh summer signings

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Man United boss Louis van Gaal is keen to continue his summer spending with the Daily Star reporting that the Dutch manager hopes to bring in Barcelona attacker Pedro and Benfica winger Nicolas Gaitan before the transfer window slams shut.

Van Gaal has already brought in Memphis Depay, Matteo Darmian, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Morgan Schneiderlin and Sergio Romero during what has proven a very busy summer thus far.

The Old Trafford side have also seen attackers Robin van Persie and Nani leave for Fenerbahce and Argentine international Angel di Maria is edging towards completing his long awaited move to PSG (via, leaving Man United short of options in the final third.

The Daily Star claim Man United will make an offer for 28-year-old Nou Camp star Pedro once they have completed the sale of di Maria to PSG.

Pedro has seen his first-team chances at Barcelona limited following the arrival of Luis Suarez last summer and the experienced forward is a player of real quality who deserves regular action.

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FC Barcelona the Los Angeles Galaxy in the International Champions Cup 2015 at Rose Bowl on July 21, 2015 in Pasadena, California.

The Tenerife born attacker is versatile, being able to play on either flank as well as in a central striking role, and has a wealth of top level experience from his time at La Liga giants Barcelona.

Pedro’s 98 Barcelona goals include one netted against Man United in the 2011 Champions League final.

The Daily Star, reporting on claims made by Spanish source Fichajes, claim that Man United are very close to completing a deal to sign Benfica winger Nicolas Gaitan.


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The Argentine winger was previously linked with a move to Man United during Sir Alex Ferguson’s tenure in charge (via The Daily Telegraph) and the Daily Star have placed a £22m valuation on the cultured attacker.

Gaitan has played a key role in helping his side to secure back to back Primeira Liga titles, wrestling domestic dominance from arch rivals FC Porto, and has greatly impressed since moving to Portugal back in 2010.

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