Manchester United's summer looks set to start in earnest with deals for Ander Herrera and Miranda seemingly imminent, while a huge £34 million pound offer for Luke Shaw has been made.
However The Red Devils look increasingly likely to miss out on Bayern Munich's £20 million-man Toni Kroos. Their interest appears to have cooled but that hasn't stopped speculation claiming that they are still interested.
Now German magazine Kicker insist he's Van Gaal's number one target - but they face competition from Barcelona who have made a concrete offer according to the publication.
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Manchester United's move for Shaw is gathering speed, and the Southampton man could well become the most expensive teenager of all time.
It's being reported that the Red Devils have made a huge £34 million bid for the 18-year-old, which would make him the most valuable teenager of all time ahead of Wayne Rooney.
Shaw, who will make his first competitive start for England against Costa Rica tonight, is also set to be handed a huge contract worth £100,000-per-week. (The Mirror)
Manchester United are close to sealing a £30 million deal for Athletic Bilabo midfielder Ander Herrera
The Red Devils failed to sign him last year, but appear to have got the job done this time round (The Guardian)
Manchester United are believed to be closing in on a deal for 29-year-old defender Miranda from Atletico Madrid (The Mirror)
Arsene Wenger has turned down Manchester United's £6 million offer for Thomas Vermaelen (The Mirror)
The Red Devils are also believed to be eyeing up a huge £30 million offer for Real Madrid man Sami Khedira (The Sun)