Manchester United have £300m to spend on transfers - journalist

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Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has an incredible £300 million to spend in this summer transfer window, according to Spanish journalist Guillem Balague.

The Dutch boss has found it difficult to sign players so far and is yet to complete his first official transfer. Summer arrivals Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera signed while he was at the World Cup, although he did give his approval, and since then a host of top targets have slipped through his fingers.

All change

That should change in the coming days with time running out in the transfer window, and it is being reported that full-back Marcos Rojo is close to completing his move to Manchester United for a fee of around £16 million. Winger Nani will also head to Portugal on loan as part of the deal.

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It was expected that the Red Devils would undergo a huge summer overhaul following their disastrous campaign last time round, but although that hasn't happened, Balague says it isn't because of a lack of cash. 


Indeed, he says that Manchester United have huge reserves of cash that they are willing to spend. Speaking in a Twitter question and answer session for Bleacher Report, Balague claimed that former boss David Moyes was handed the same amount to spend too.

Asked if he was surprised about Manchester United's lack of business he replied: 'Very much so", before adding: "They have £300m to spend. Moyes was close on some deals, but his departure slowed everything."


Previously, Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward claimed that the club would have no qualms about breaking the transfer record this summer, which currently stands at £82 million - the fee Real Madrid paid for Gareth Bale last year.

They have been linked with a series of big-money swoops for some top names from around Europe, and could well pull off one of the biggest deals of the summer before deadline day. Their move for Juventus ace Arturo Vidal seems to have hit rocky ground, and now their main target appears to be Angel di Maria. 

Splash the cash

Reports this week claimed they could be about to splash £100 million on the Argentinian - £50 million on transfer fees and £50 million on wages - and Balague insists there is some truth to the rumours.

He said: "[It's a] chess game. Ancelotti wants Di Maria to stay. Utd want him, price too high - 65m euros+. Will go to wire."

The Real Madrid man is said to be one of five main targets for Van Gaal before the close of the transfer window along with Rojo, Blind and Vidal according to the Mirror. Kevin Strootman is also on Manchester United's transfer hitlist, but could be targeted in January when he has fully recovered from a knee injury.

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