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Manchester United transfer roundup: Surprise signing imminent?

by Ben Topliss

Here is the latest Manchester United transfer news and gossip.

Tuesday was shrouded in mystery as Louis van Gaal revealed that he is in the “process” of bringing a surprise striker to Old Trafford. According to van Gaal, the media haven’t “written” about the player, and no-one is quite sure who he is.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been touted as a potential arrival, as has Karim Benzema, Alexandre Lacazette and even Alexandre Pato.

Elsewhere, the Guardian have reported that Bayern Munich’s Thomas Muller is open to a move to Manchester United. The German side’s captain, Philipp Lahm, insisted that he is confident Muller will stay but that he cannot “guarantee” anything.

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Pedro has also been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford and there was an encouraging development in his saga from El Confidencial. The Spaniard’s move to United is reportedly set for completion shortly, with a transfer fee between €25m and €35m agreed with Barcelona.

Finally, there were updates on Sergio Ramos and Nicolas Otamendi from El Economista and SuperDeporte, respectively.

The former is reportedly set for a crunch week that will decide whether or not he moves to United, while Manchester City are said to be leading the race for Otamendi having agreed figures with his agent.

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