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Manchester United join race to sign Carlos Bacca - round-up

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Manchester United have joined the race to sign Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca this summer, the Colombian marksman who is valued at around £15 million.

Louis van Gaal is on the lookout for a new talisman to strengthen his Red Devils squad next season with Radamel Falcao set to leave Old Trafford at the end of his loan deal.

There are also some doubts about Robin van Persie's long-term future at the Theatre of Dreams, and Bacca's arrival could see the Dutchman depart when the transfer window reopens.

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According to the Daily Telegraph, Arsenal and Liverpool have both been mooted as admirers of Bacca as well, but it's Manchester United that are regarded as favourites to secure the in-demand star's signature.

Arsene Wenger and Brendan Rodgers are both understood to have sent scouts to watch the player in action, and have been impressed with the favourable reports they've received about the South American.

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The 28-year-old has been in impressive form at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium this term, netting 21 goals in 47 appearances for Unai Emery's side in all competitions, and would certainly provide another useful attacking option for any of his English top-flight suitors.

David de Gea exit fears grow

Manchester United players fear their team-mate and star player David de Gea will force his way to Real Madrid this summer as he continues to stall over signing a new Old Trafford contract.

Red Devils chiefs are ready to make the Spain international the highest paid goalkeeper in world football, but he's so far refused to put pen to paper, fuelling speculation of a probable exit when the transfer window reopens.

Ander Herrera prediction

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera is expecting to enjoy "many emotional moments" at Old Trafford after revealing that he's been encouraged by the Red Devils' recent upturn in form.

The Spaniard arrived at the Theatre of Dreams from La Liga outfit Athletic Bilbao last summer and has already established himself as a firm fans favourite following a number of impressive performances in Louis van Gaal's team.

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