Thursday’s biggest Man United news and transfer rumours.
The German international has emerged as a surprise target for Louis van Gaal, with Bayern Munich and United officials understood to have discussed his future as part of a wider set of negotiations.
Manchester United’s Netherlands striker Robin van Persie, 31, is close to joining Fenerbahce in Turkey after further talks between the clubs, the Daily Mail reports.
The Turkish club had initially offered £4.7million for the 31-year-old striker who has been offered a three-year contract with the option of an extra year.
Southampton expect midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, 25, to leave but will make Manchester United pay £27m for the France international, The Independent reports.
Torino manager Giampiero Ventura has confirmed Matteo Darmian will join Manchester United, report the Daily Mirror.
“It’s true, Darmian will play in the Champions League with Manchester United,” Ventura told Sky Sport Italia.
Real Madrid have reportedly pulled out of the race to sign Nicolas Otamendi, the Daily Star reports.
That’s because they believe that the Argentine international has agreed to join Manchester United this summer.