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Manchester United readying £73m bid for world class winger



According to Telegraph (via De Telegraaf), Manchester United are readying a £73m bid for Bayern Munich star, Arjen Robben.

Arjen Robben has been linked with Manchester United Transfer
Arjen Robben has been linked with Manchester United Transfer

According to the Dutch outlet, Louis Van Gaal is keen to bring the world class attacker to Manchester United this summer as his marquee signing. After the departure of former Real Madrid player, Angel Di Maria, Van Gaal and Manchester United are desperately looking for a statement signing and have looked at the likes of Neymar and Thomas Muller.

Robben seems to be the latest name on that list. Reports claim that Van Gaal is a fan of the former Chelsea star and is looking to sign him as an alternative to Pedro.

Manchester United missed out on the former Barcelona player earlier in the window, as Pedro opted to join Chelsea instead. After weeks of negotiations, United fell short as Chelsea agreed to pay Barcelona’s asking price without delay.

The report also states that Robben is excited about the prospect of linking up with compatriot Memphis Depay at Old Trafford. The Bayern Munich star will also relish the chance to work with Van Gaal.

The pair have enjoyed a good working relationship from their time at the national setup.

Robben was linked with a Manchester United move before joining Chelsea. At the time, Robben was interested in the move, but Chelsea swooped in and sealed the deal. It seems the Dutchman could get yet another chance to fulfill his dream of playing at Old Trafford.