Louis van Gaal updates Manchester United fans on transfer news

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Louis van Gaal has confirmed that Matteo Darmian is set to join Manchester United after revealing the Italian is currently undergoing a medical.

The Red Devils are believed to have agreed a fee in the region of £14.4 million with Torino and are set to announce the transfer in the coming hours.

Van Gaal addressed the media for the first time since the season concluded in May primarily to official announce the arrival of Manchester United's first summer signing Memphis Depay.


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However, news quickly turned to the club's ongoing transfer talks and the Dutchman was happy to confirm that a deal for Darmian was as good as done.

When asked about whether a deal was close, Van Gaal said: "Matteo Darmian, I've read that in the papers. That is true."

De Gea news

There were also questions regarding the ongoing saga around David de Gea's future at the club. The goalkeeper looked set to leave for Real Madrid but slow progression over a deal have started to cast some doubt.

"He showed a fantastic attitude until now, the same as all my players"

With Manchester United set to leave for their pre-season tour of North America on Monday, it now seems as if the Spaniard will be forced to travel with team-mates he had already said goodbye to.

However, Van Gaal had nothing but praise for De Gea, pointing towards his professional attitude despite ongoing uncertainty.

He said: "I think he is a very professional player. He showed a fantastic attitude until now, the same as all my players, not just De Gea, but other players. It is also good that Memphis [Depay] does that.

"It is a difficult period when there are players who might be coming or going, but I cannot complain about the professional attitude of my players."

Robin van Persie

One player who looks certain to leave before Monday is Robin van Persie, who has reportedly undergone a medical with Fenerbahce ahead of a £4.7m move.

Van Gaal certainly didn't deny that the striker was close to leaving Old Trafford, but insisted no deal was yet done.

He said: "When we feel he is gone, you will hear from Manchester United. We don't have that feeling yet."


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