Bruno Martins Indi set to complete Porto switch

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Highly-rated Netherlands full-back Bruno Martins Indi is set to join Porto, and not Manchester United, after the World Cup according to reports in his home country.

The Feyenoord man has been linked with a move to Manchester United in recent weeks, with his national team coach Louis van Gaal set to take over at Old Trafford.

Manchester United transfer hope

Reports had suggested that Van Gaal was hoping to use his proximity to Martins Indi this summer in order to convince him that his future lies at Manchester United - however it now seems as though Porto have swiped him from under their nose.

According to De Telegraaf, Porto have wrapped up an €8.5 million deal for the Dutch star, and will complete the move once Holland's involvement at the World Cup comes to an end.

Busy summer at Old Trafford

Despite missing out on the promising defender, Manchester United look well placed for a successful summer in the transfer market. They've already wrapped up deals for Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw, with plenty more to follow if reports are to be believed.

Van Gaal is said to be targeting moves for a host of players including Arturo Vidal from Juventus and Bastian Schweinsteiger from Bayern Munich.

Record breaking

Shaw became the most expensive teenager of all time when he completed his move to Old Trafford yesterday in a deal worth up to £31.5 million. Herrera is believed to have cost around £28 million.

The Netherlands continue their World Cup campaign tomorrow when they take on Mexico in the last 16 in Fortaleza.

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