Wednesday’s biggest Man United news and transfer rumours.
The pair have been locked in discussions about the two deals for weeks, with no resolution to the talks on the horizon.
However, Ramos’s mother Paqui Garcia says her son wants to stay at the Bernabeu, according to Antenna 3 (in Spanish).
But United have lined up an alternative target to Ramos in the shape of Lazio centre-back Stefan de Vrij, according to De Telegraaf (in Dutch).
The Netherlands international helped Van Gaal to a third place finish in last summer’s World Cup, so is already well known to the manager.
Ashley Young has reportedly put pen-to-paper on a new three-year extension at Old Trafford, according to the Metro.
He won’t see a rise on his £120,000-per-week salary, but will earn incentives based on appearances and how many trophies the club win next term.
United target Arda Turan has said that he will decide on who his new club will be on Friday, according to The Guardian.
Both United and Chelsea have been tipped to win his signature after he told Atletico that he wanted to leave this summer.