Daryl Janmaat watched by Manchester United

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Daryl Janmaat is the latest Netherlands international to be linked with Manchester United as Louis van Gaal seemingly plans to mount an Oranje invasion on Old Trafford when he assumes his position of power after the World Cup. Janmaat, a full-back, will leave Feyenoord this summer, and Arsenal have also been credited with interest.

Janmaat is out of contract at the end of next season and, having made it clear he will not extend his deal, Feyenoord have already confirmed that the player will depart on the summer transfer window. It could be that the 24-year-old is available at only half his original £7 million valuation.

It is reported by the Daily Mail that Manchester United are compiling reports on a number of the Netherlands squad, with Janmaat having been one of those watched by the club scouts. The right-back scored twice and provided five assists last season as Feyenoord clinched second place in the Eredivisie.

Defensive reinforcements will be a priority for Van Gaal when he arrives at Manchester United, although right-back would not appear to be his most pressing concern. The club already have Rafael, while Chris Smalling and Phil Jones can operate in that position. For Arsenal, though, the acquisition of a right-sided defender is a must.

The Gunners are set to lose Bacary Sagna on a free transfer, with the Frenchman on the verge of joining Manchester City and, along with Janmaat, Arsene Wenger has been linked with a move for Serge Aurier of Toulouse.

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