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Van Gaal sets his sights on Edinson Cavani and Felipe Anderson.

Everyday we have a new transfer rumor on who is coming in at Old Tafford . Well today’s link is Edinson Cavani from Paris Saint Germain and Felipe Anderson from Serie A club Lazio.  Undoubtedly these would be two brilliant signings for Manchester United certainly helping out in the attacking department .

Cavani is said to be not happy at the Ligue 1 club as he isn’t playing as the main striker , Laurent Blanc has stuck him out wide on the right to accommodate Swede Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the central striker . Manchester United would give the Uruguayan a chance in the strikers role alongside Rooney the question is however would Van Gaal change his formation to the old school 4-4-2  .

The rumor mill has had Cavani checking in at  Old Trafford for the past three seasons even when he was at club Napoli he was linked to the move.  Also Felipe Anderson is on the radar for Van Gaal from Lazio an excellent player in my book . If these two players did sign for the club most likely in the Summer i should say they would really strengthen the title charge.

I rate Anderson very highly he has been Lazios most consistent performer over the past two seasons the fee would be something around the thirty million mark.  He is a simply outstanding player with very high stamina he also can get feisty this shows that he cares about the game .  Would he fit in at United in my opinion yes he is just the midfielder that the club need going forward sitting behind Rooney and possibly Cavani.

These are realistic transfer targets not like the constant Cristiano  Ronaldo talk who may i add is very happy at Real Madrid now that Rafa Benitez has been relived of his managerial duties and Gareth Bale who is also happy in Madrid having a fine season at that . Van Gaal needs to weigh up his options perfectly as with over two hundred million spent  already and coming in at fourth place is simply not good enough I think we can all agree with that statement .

A leaked document this week says that Anthony Martial could cost all the way sixty one million a striker that is being played in an unfamiliar position of left midfield . So will this if true scupper the deal properly not when you look at it because of the amount of money the club has .

I cant see these deals being done in January the summer could be very busy and prosperous as i think these two players would really improve the side.

Thank you as always for reading

By

Josh Bunting

@Distillerymad

 

 

GUEST BLOG: Moura? Lacazette? Possible future targets

Believe it or not, Louis Van Gaal has a solid reputation amongst the footballing world. This transpires into a great advantage for Manchester United. Whether you like the man or not, you can’t deny that he has done very well to attract players of the highest quality to our club. Bastian Schweinsteiger has been the most recent example of this theory and even the rather naïve signing of Angel Di Maria last season.

Could you imagine David Moyes attracting this calibre of talent? Whilst it is one of the few positives that one can draw from our manager, it is a very important one as well as one which may prove to be very useful during the foreseeable future.

With the January transfer window upon us, it is customary that Manchester United should have very ambitious targets. The Daily Mail have valued our transfer budget at £100 million plus (obviously the largest in the Premier League). Surely, that’s enough to solve the problems of any club. In my opinion the two main positions that need to be strengthened are the right-wing and striker roles. Additionally, money could be spent on a new left-back with both Marcos Rojo and Luke Shaw injured or even a new centre-back in order to add stability to the back four. This is a detailed list of the players that I think we should be targeting in January.

Lucas Moura – PSG (£40 million)

The Brazilian international is the perfect solution to our right-wing problem. He offers pace to burn and some phenomenal skill to accompany it. Ever since the arrival of Angel Di Maria to the French side, Moura has been sidelined which has led to him being unhappy at the club in recent months. However, his price tag is quite large and questions must be asked about whether he will shine under Van Gaal’s philosophy. At only 23 years of age, he already has over 30 international caps and has played 90 games for PSG scoring a total of 56 goals for club and country. He looks the perfect combination of youth and experience and will add a lot of flair to the current United side. However, it may be difficult to attract a player of Moura’s calibre from a team still competing in the Champions League to one which is not.

Felipe Anderson – Lazio (£35 million)

Perhaps a more realistic January target, Felipe Anderson is also a Brazilian winger who can play anywhere across the front three. He will also solve the right-wing problem as well as provide depth in the final third. At the age of only 22, he may turn out to be a very solid long term investment. Much like Moura, he offers vast speed in attack as well as great creativity on the flanks. This transfer is more likely to happen as Lazio are too out of the Champions League, but once again questions must be asked about whether Anderson will blossom under LVG’s style of play.

Alexandre Lacazette – Lyon (£45 million)

The Frenchman is a prolific goalscorer having scored over 55 goals in Ligue 1 and will be the perfect striker for Manchester United. He could either be playing alone in the centre forward position or even partner Anthony Martial in a 4-1-3-2 formation. Despite the fact that Lyon are also out of the Champions League, if this deal were to go ahead it will most likely be during the Summer transfer window.

Many other players could also address our lack of depth in the striker role. The likes of Yoshinori Muto and Ayoze Perez have also been heavily linked with Manchester United but their ability is questionable.

Ryan Bertrand – Southampton (£15 million)

The English left-back could be a very good buy for United this January especially after the injuries of both Rojo and Shaw. He offers speed in his position and is Premier League proven. Should the role be strengthened, it’s hard to look past Bertrand as a very suitable target.

By Simon Pavlov
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Anderson and Muto January transfer targets for LVG

The January transfer window opens soon and it is understood that under fire boss Louis van Gaal is looking to strengthen his attacking options.

According to Italian newspaper La Repubblica, van Gaal is targeting £45m rated Lazio winger, Felipe Anderson.

The pacey midfielder can operate both centrally and on the wing which makes him an ideal candidate for van Gaal and with the reds having monitored the Brazilian they are now ready to launch a bid.

Also on the United boss’ radar is Mainz forward, Yoshinori Muto. The former FC Tokyo player joined the Bundesliga team in 2013 and United are ready to make a £15m bid.

To read the full article on The Telegraph website, please click here.

Yoshinori Muto is another transfer target for Louis van Gaal (Source: Talksport)
Yoshinori Muto is another transfer target for Louis van Gaal (Source: Talksport)

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Bale and Anderson January transfer targets

According to BBC Sport Gossip Column, Manchester United will make bids for Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale and Lazio’s Felipe Anderson in the January transfer window.

Rumour has it that Manchester United will make a bid for the £90m rated Real Madrid star, Gareth Bale, in the January transfer window, in a possible swap deal that could include David de Gea.

Also, the reds are believed to be lining up a £40m bid for Lazio midfielder Felipe Anderson.

Felipe Anderson in action for Lazio
Felipe Anderson in action for Lazio (Source: Mirror)

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