Louis van Gaal is desperate to ensure that he is made Manchester United boss sooner rather than later, and is already seeking assurances that he will be given the money to sign three German internationals in the summer.

According to the Daily Mail the Dutchman has prioritised the signings of Marco Reus, Toni Kroos and Mats Hummels, but is well aware that the trio could cost in excess of £100million. As such he wants to know whether or not the funds will be made readily available for him, so that he can conduct the business he sees fit in order to improve the current squad.

It’s thought however that United chiefs are split down the middle as to what decision they want to arrive at in the coming days. There are those in the Old Trafford camp who wish to effectively get the ball rolling and appoint Van Gaal as David Moyes’ successor soon, but some senior sources want to take time before they jump into an arrangement, lest they suffer a repeat of this seasons failings under the wrong manager.

Either way it has become clear that Van Gaal will be working on his own agenda, as not only has he forwarded his transfer plans to United, but it’s also believed he may want to bring his back room staff with him, which could put paid to Ryan Giggs’ hopes of staying on board.

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