Manchester United face competition from Monaco to land target

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Monaco have joined Manchester United and Tottenham in showing an interest in Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal.

Reports in France suggest the Ligue 1 outfit are planning an attempt to land Van Gaal ahead of next season.

Van Gaal has reportedly set his sights on a move to the Premier League with Tottenham and Manchester United said to be vying for the Dutchman's services.

However Monaco have now entered the race to entice Van Gaal to France - rather than England - as they are weighing up their options ahead of Claudio Ranieri's possible departure from the Stade Louis II.

Monaco president Vadim Vasilyev is reportedly ready to dismiss the former Chelsea manager after another season in the shadow of fellow Ligue 1 moneybags Paris Saint-Germain.

Vasilyev wants to hand the reins to a big-name manager and has identified Van Gaal as the man to guide Monaco to their first Ligue 1 title since 2000.

However Monaco will face a fierce battle from Manchester United and Tottenham as Van Gaal is being considered to replace David Moyes and Tim Sherwood respectively.

Van Gaal will become a free agent after this summer's World Cup in Brazil as he has already confirmed he will be leaving his role as the manager of the Dutch national team.

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