Manchester United told to increase their bid for Daryl Janmaat

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Manchester United have been told they'll need to up their offer for Daryl Janmaat if Louis van Gaal wants to link up with the Dutch right-back at Old Trafford.

The Daily Star claim Feyenoord want £7million for the defender - almost double the £4million offer United are said to have made.


However, incoming manager Louis Van Gaal may be reluctant to up his offer for a player who's current contract runs out next summer.

Should the two teams fail to reach an agreement in the current transfer window Janmaat's value would be even lower come January as Feyenoord would be faced with the prospect of losing one of their star men for nothing next summer.

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Van Gaal is not the only one keen on a deal for Janmaat though, with Newcastle said to be monitoring the 24-year-old's situation.

With Mathieu Debuchy looking likely to join Arsenal Alan Pardew is on the hunt for a replacement, and he's said to be keen on the United target.

The interest in Janmaat should come as no surprise to anyone who has seen his performances for Holland at the World Cup.

Operating mainly as a right wing-back the Dutch defender has provided endless energy as well as offering useful delivery into the box.

Dutch link up

Despite the competition from Newcastle, Janmaat can be expected to favour a move to Manchester United in order to link up with his international boss, Van Gaal.

In fact it was former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss Van Gaal who gave Janmaat his international debut in September 2012, which is likely to boost his chances of convincing him to pick Old Trafford over St James' Park this summer.

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