Manchester United fans have been gathering in the Football Transfer Tavern for tonight’s ‘friendly’ clash with Liverpool and are discussing the latest transfer rumours involving their club being reported by The Express.
The publication reckons Louis van Gaal has set his sights on Atletico Madrid winger Arda Turan and is ready to offer £16 million cash and United flop Shinji Kagawa in part-exchange.
United have held a long-term interest in the Turkish winger and it seems van Gaal is ready to make a move after Atletico made an enquiry about the availability of Kagawa.
van Gaal will now look to offer the former Dortmund playmaker as a makeweight in any deal to bring the Turkish international to Old Trafford – although it remains to be seen as to whether the La Liga champions accept such an offer.
United view the signing of Turan as an alternative to Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal, who flew out with the rest of the Juventus squad for their pre-season tour of Jakarta.
With Kagawa valued by United at £14 million, the Red Devils are hopeful that offering the Japanese international plus £16 million will be enough to bring Turan to England – in turn making a saving on the proposed signing of Vidal.
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