Man Utd want to spend £150m before pre-season America tour

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Manchester United are looking to get their summer spending done before the embark on their pre-season tour to America, according to the Mirror.

The Red Devils announced today that they have completed a deal for PSV Eindhoven ace Memphis Depay for £22 million, and are now reportedly looking to splash around £150 million just as they did last summer.

The Mirror say that Van Gaal and Manchester United chief Ed Woodward are keen to get as much of their business done as possible before they embark on their pre-season tour in the United States which they leave for on July 13.

The paper adds that Manchester United are hoping to wrap up deals for Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels and Crystal Palace full-back Nathaniel Clyne. Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan and Roma's Kevin Strootman are also targets.

Van Gaal is likely to overhaul his striker options in the summer with Radamel Falcao likely to return to Monaco, while there are also doubts about Robin van Persie. Cavani could be a potential replacement and the Uruguayan striker has told GQ magazine today he could be on the move in the summer.

Clyne meanwhile has been hotly tipped to follow former Southampton team-mate Luke Shaw to Old Trafford, while their pursuit of Gundogan was boosted last week after Dortmund confirmed he won't sign a new deal when his contract ends in 2016.


It was announced today that Depay had completed his switch to Old Trafford subject to a medical for a fee of £22 million. The Mirror claim that the Dutch winger has agreed a £130,000-per-week over four years with the option of another 12 months.

Depay said he was delighted to have completed the transfer and is aiming to help Manchester United start winning titles again. "I always say dream, believe, achieve. I was dreaming and believing of becoming the champions of the Eredivisie with PSV and we achieved it," he said.

"I'm extremely grateful to PSV, all the fans for believing in me. Now it's time to set my goals again on winning trophies with Manchester United."


Manchester United's ability to spend should frighten their rivals ahead of next season; they have got their act together under Van Gaal as the season has progressed - although they have faltered of late - and the addition of quality players like Depay and the other who could follow will make them a force to be reckoned with.

Of course it's not as easy as just buying the best players - just look at Manchester City's failings in Europe - but in Van Gaal the Red Devils have a man who has seen it all. Things are getting very interesting at Old Trafford once more.

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