Manchester United keen to sign five more players this summer

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Louis van Gaal has told Manchester United that he requires five more players before the transfer window closes on September 2 - but they will cost a combined £100 million.

According to The Sun, Van Gaal wants Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria, Ajax left-back Daley Blind plus centre-backs Thomas Vermaelen, Mats Hummels and Stefan De Vrij - from Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund and Feyenoord, respectively.

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Van Gaal not happy with current squad

Despite recording impressive victories in their first two pre-season fixtures - against LA Galaxy and AS Roma - it seems Manchester United are not in a strong enough position to rival the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City for the 2014/15 Premier League title, according to Van Gaal.

United, who finished last season’s Premier League campaign in seventh place, have already spent close to £60 million this summer on the acquisitions of central midfielder Ander Herrera and left-back Luke Shaw.

However, Van Gaal - who was not happy with United’s 3-2 win over Roma on Saturday night - believes it’s imperative that the club’s owners allow him to spend big on further reinforcements.

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Player costs: The breakdown

Di Maria, who is also on the radar of Paris Saint-Germain, will cost around £45 million to sign from Real Madrid.

Blind is the next most-expensive on the list. The 24-year-old Netherlands international will command a transfer fee of around £17 million.

Hummels, who could be the toughest of the quintet to purchase, could cost around £16 million, while Vermaelen and De Vrij would set the Red Devils back £10 million each.

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