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Manchester United have four main transfer targets this summer

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Manchester United are likely to be active in the summer transfer window - and now reports in Holland claim to have identified the four players new boss Louis van Gaal wants to lure to Old Trafford.

Speculation continues to circulate about the exact amount that Van Gaal will have to spend, with the Mail on Sunday claiming today that the Dutch boss will be handed an incredible £220 million to revive the ailing club's fortunes.

Who the new Manchester United boss might target with his transfer warchest has also been a hot topic of debate, with names such as Cesc Fabregas, Marco Reus and Toni Kroos all linked with a move to Old Trafford.

Now though Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, who were amongst the first to report that Van Gaal would be the next Manchester United boss after David Moyes was sacked, claims to have identified the players that the 62-year-old is targeting this summer.

They say that Liverpool target Yevhen Konoplyanka could be the first on board when the window opens, while he could be followed by Mats Hummels, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Kevin Strootman. The Dutch source claim that all four could cost €100 million.

All four players have been linked with a move to Manchester United at various times over the past few months, while the Mirror claim in a separate report that the deal for Konoplyanka could go through soon.

The news will come as a blow for Liverpool, who have been tracking the Ukrainian winger for some time. He appeared close to a move to Anfield in January, only for the deal to collapse before the close of the window. 

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is reportedly eyeing another swoop for Konoplyanka this summer, although they look in serious danger of missing out now.

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