Louis van Gaal is targeting an ambitious move to sign Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller, reports the Daily Mail.
The Dutch national coach is set to be announced as the permanent successor to David Moyes after Manchester United's last home game against Hull City.
Muller's teammate Toni Kroos has been most heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent weeks but the impetus is moving towards the forward, who is rumoured to be unhappy at the Allianz Arena.
Sources in Germany claim that Muller has grown increasingly frustrated under Pep Guardiola and is not happy about the amount of time he is sitting on the bench and is considering a move in the summer.
Those rumours are enough to convince Van Gaal about spending time trying to broker a deal with Bavarian officials and believes the signing of Muller would be the perfect way to kick-off his Manchester United managerial career.
Muller, who is Bavarian-born and wanted to spend his career with the club, has been alerted to Van Gaal's imminent arrival at Old Trafford and would be happy to work under the former Bayern manager with the Red Devils.
The forward has admitted in the past that the main reason he has become one of Germany's deadliest attackers is due to the 62-year-old's expert coaching. Van Gaal originally promoted Muller to the senior squad and helped establish him as one of the finest finishers in Europe.
Manchester United are obviously not short of strikers with Robin Van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez currently on the books.
But Van Gaal is aware that big names are needed in order to boost the morale around Old Trafford and believes Muller will set the tone for what is likely to be a busy summer.
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