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Louis van Gaal targets moves for Mats Hummels & Marco Reus

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Reus and Hummels on Man Utd radar
Reus and Hummels on Man Utd radar.

Louis van Gaal is now free to take up the reigns at Manchester United after the Netherlands' World Cup campaign came to an end last night - and one of his first tasks in charge at Old Trafford is to target moves for German duo Mats Hummels and Marco Reus as well as Arturo Vidal according to the Express.

Manchester United are in the midst of a major squad overhaul with plenty of players coming and going. Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera are already on board, while the likes of Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic and Alexander Buttner have all left the club.

Manchester United overhaul

That trend will continue through the summer, with Van Gaal believed to have been handed a sizeable transfer warchest in order to revive their fortunes, and he is ready to get right down to work when he is officially unveiled on Thursday. 

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Arturo Vidal is their top target and the Express say that Manchester United are in advanced talks for the Juventus ace, who is valued at £40 million. Once that deal is done the paper claims that the next two targets on Van Gaal's hitlist will be Mats Hummels, who will cost around £25 million, and his Borussia Dortmund team-mate Marco Reus who is said to have a £29 million buyout clause. 

Changes

The Express add that Van Gaal would also like to sign Kevin Strootman from Roma, although the Italian club are unlikely to see so he may have to wait until January to get his man.

The Red Devils may look to fund their summer splurge by selling the likes of Nani, Wilfried Zaha and Patrice Evra, who appears close to joining Juventus.

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