Fredy Guarin holding out for Manchester United in transfer roundup

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Fredy Guarin is stalling on an offer from Zenit St Petersburg because he is holding out for a transfer to Manchester United. (Daily Star)

The Inter Milan midfielder has been linked with a possible switch to Old Trafford as Louis van Gaal grows increasingly frustrated at the Red Devils failure to close a deal for Arturo Vidal.

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The Juventus playmaker was previously billed as Manchester United's number one transfer target this summer, but they are now weighing up a cut-price move for the Colombia international instead.

Guarin is reportedly available for as little as £10 million - which is significantly less than the £45 million quoted for Vidal this summer.

The former Porto man has been offered big money to join the rich Russian club, but would prefer a lower salary and the chance to test himself in the Premier League with Manchester United.

Manchester United transfer gossip:

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is expected to reject the chance to sign Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria - because he does not want to harm the development of Adnan Januzaj. (Daily Express)

The Red Devils boss is more concerned about strengthening his defence and central midfield and doesn't want to risk hampering the Belgian international's continued development at Old Trafford.

Manchester United have made a bid for Benfica attacking midfielder Nicolas Gaitan, but may need to raise their offer before the transfer window closes on September 1. (Record)

The Red Devils' bid is believed to fall short of the Portuguese club's €45 million asking price for the Argentina international, meaning a move to the Premier League is still some way off.

Manchester United have made a final offer of £32 million plus striker Javier Hernandez for Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal. (El Mercurio)

The offer represents the final roll of the dice by Louis van Gaal, who is close to giving up on his pursuit of bringing the player to Old Trafford.

Real Madrid have made Manchester United target Sami Khedira available for a cut-price £12 million - 50 per cent less than his previous valuation. (Daily Mirror)

Louis van Gaal's search for midfield reinforcements at Old Trafford could prompt a cut-price bid from the Red Devils.

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