Manchester United boss Van Gaal planning move for two defenders

Ajax left-back Daley Blind is one of two defensive targets for Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal. 

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Each day we’ll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they’re always entertaining…


Joe Hart will be given a new five-year deal by Manchester City after the World Cup.

West Brom last night made Alan Irvine their shock choice as new boss – after being snubbed by Tim Sherwood.

A group led by ex-Swindon Town chief executive Jeremy Wray is set to buy Birmingham.

Didier Drogba is on the brink of joining Juventus in a two-year deal.

Everton are eyeing up Braga midfielder Rafa Silva as an £8million replacement for Gerard Deulofeu.


Chelsea are considering a move for Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric and French defender Raphael Varane, with Brazilian midfielder Ramires going in the other direction.

Moneybags Monaco are sniffing around Sunderland winger Adam Johnson with his future at the club in doubt.

Newcastle have been told they have no chance of landing Lyon midfielder Clement Grenier unless they double their money.

Liverpool are poised to offload fringe players Conor Coady, Suso and Samed Yesil.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche is set to sign a new long-term deal at Turf Moor.

Southampton want Steve Bruce to take over from Mauricio Pochettino at St Mary’s.

German club Wolfsburg are the latest to show an interest in Chelsea’s Belgium international Romelu Lukaku.

Nicky Butt has turned down three managerial jobs.

Joe Hart will be offered a new five-year deal by Manchester City after the World Cup.

Blackburn midfielder Dickson Etuhu is wanted by Dubai club Al Ahli.

QPR are poised to rival West Ham for Nice left-back Timothee Kolodziejczak.

West Ham are confident of signing Vincent Aboubakar this summer – but look set to miss out on Cheikhou Kouyate.


Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be fit to face Uruguay on Thursday.

West Brom appointed Alan Irvine as their new boss after talks with Tim Sherwood broke down.

Louis van Gaal is increasingly worried Manchester United’s crucial transfer plans have stalled.

Crystal Palace will spark a new war with Cardiff City by bidding £8million for Steven Caulker.

Liverpool are ready to make a £25million move for Benfica’s Lazar Markovic.

Tottenham are chasing Inter Milan midfielder Ricky Alvarez.

Chelsea have stepped up their pursuit of Rochdale keeper Jonny Diba.

Watford are ready to win the race for Blackpool contract rebel Craig Cathcart.

Brentford are making a £2million bid for Coventry striker Callum Wilson.

Blackburn boss Gary Bowyer wants Crystal Palace right-back Jack Hunt to join on a season-long loan.

Arsenal and Everton have made enquiries about Lille midfielder Idrissa Gueye.

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet is ready to grab Hamburg number one Rene Adler.

Hull are ready to raid Norwich for Robert Snodgrass after West Ham were put off by a £4million valuation.

Manchester United are pulling out of a deal for Sunderland’s Louis Laing.

Liverpool are ready to let release young defender Martin Kelly.

Nottingham Forest are stepping up their pursuit of Peterborough striker Britt Assombalonga.

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is making a move for Ecuador’s World Cup winger Jefferson Montero.


Manchester United are eyeing a £12m bid for Ajax left-back Daley Blind after the 23-year-old impressed in the Netherlands’ World Cup opening win against Spain. 

Louis Van Gaal fears Manchester United’s transfer plans have stalled as pressure heaps on chief executive Ed Woodward.

Romelu Lukaku is among one of Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham targets.

Arsenal will run the rule over Switzerland’s Stephan Lichtsteiner in the World Cup clash with Ecuador.

Fulham are prepared to up their offer for Leeds striker Ross McCormack to £7million in order to land the Scotland star.


Manchester United have set their sights on raiding Bayern Munich and will try to lure Arjen Robben and Bastian Schweinsteiger.

Tottenham believe they can capture Adam Lallana after the World Cup.

Arsenal are considering a £5million move for Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina.


Manchester United have made a surprise bid for Arsenal’s Belgium defender Thomas Vermaelen.

Barcelona are demanding a whopping £20m for Chelsea and Manchester United target Alex Song.