Manchester Evening News have some rather pleasing updates for Manchester United fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern after they claimed the Red Devils were preparing a £17 million bid.
The player who has attracted Louis van Gaal so much that he is prepared to shell out that kind of cash is Daley Blind, who van Gaal of course knows well.
Having impressed during the World Cup, Blind has attracted interest from both United and Barcelona, with van Gaal prepared to pay quite a large amount for a full back.
As one of our punters claims, that would would be a good move for United, with their defence in some serious need of work come the start of pre-season.
Getting top quality players who know and trust the manager is a good way to start and we fully agree with van Gaal targeting what he knows for his maiden season in charge at Old Trafford.
Patrice Evra recently joined Juventus and despite the Red Devils signing Southampton’s Luke Shaw, Blind could offer cover at left back, not to mention being deployed in midfield.
Manchester United fans. Do you think van Gaal is right to target Blind? Would he be able to beat Barcelona in a bidding war? Let us know your thoughts below.