Here is a roundup of the Manchester United transfer news and gossip from the last 24 hours.
United are set to sign Nigel de Jong when his contract expires this summer according to Calcio Mercato. The former Manchester City player is out of contract with AC Milan this summer and it is suggested talks over a move to Old Trafford are already at an advanced stage. The all-action 30-year-old would be a welcome addition to United’s midfield options.
Robert Lewandowski is a target for United say The Guardian. It is suggested Louis van Gaal will look to 26-year-old Lewandowski instead of signing Radamel Falcao permanently. Lewandowski isn’t fully settled at Bayern Munich and could prove to be an option as United look to improve their attacking strength.
United are chasing the signing of Lucas Biglia, according to The Mirror. The 29-year-old Lazio midfielder is a target for United that fits van Gaal’s desired mould of a more defensively minded midfielder. Biglia would add to United’s growing Argentinian contingent following the arrivals of Marcos Rojo and Angel Di Maria.
Ruud Gullit has claimed van Gaal was ‘crazy’ about bringing Mats Hummels to Old Trafford last summer. United have been continually linked with Hummels over the past 12 months and Gullit’s comments serve to backup talk of United’s interest in the German star. Hummels has endured a torrid season with Borrusia Dortmund and his departure remains a real possibility in this summer’s transfer window.