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Reports: Man United make official Mats Hummels bid

Hummels is likely to join Man United in the summer. Credit: PA

Man United have tabled an opening offer of £21.5m for Mats Hummels, according to German publication Bild.

The German defender who is also a target for Liverpool is expected to follow Jurgen Klopp out of the door at Dortmund this summer.

Hummels has a contract at the club which runs until June 2017, and United will almost certainly be forced to increase their opening bid in order to secure his services.

World class central defender come at a premium and there is never a guarantee they will adjust to the rigours of English football.

Man City spent in excess of £30m on Eliaquim Mangala last year and the French international has struggled to adapt in the Premier League.


Video: Man United manager reads out transfer list

Man United manager Louis van Gaal read out a transfer list prepared by one of the club's supporters during Monday's Manchester United Foundation Dream Day.

Supporters who suffer from life limiting illnesses watched the team train yesterday before meeting some of their heroes at the complex.

In a touching video, the cheeky fan handed Van Gaal a list of players he should buy this summer, claiming he had "prepared some homework" for the Dutch manager.

Van Gaal duly obliged and pocketed the piece of paper before signing the fan's replica shirt.

Van Gaal 'delighted' with Chris Smalling development

Louis van Gaal is delighted with Chris Smalling's development this season and described the defender as "an integral" part of his plans after he signed a new deal with the club.

Van Gaal is delighted with England man Chris Smalling. Credit: PA

The Man United boss said:

Chris has improved and developed immensely during the short time that I have been at the club and has become an integral part of the first team squad.

He always conducts himself in a very professional manner and it is also pleasing that he has scored some important goals this season too. I am delighted he has signed a new contract.

– Man United manager Louis van Gaal


Angel Di Maria revels new Man United inspired tattoo

The winger got his Man United number tattooed on his arm. Credit: @elangelito22

Angel Di Maria has done his best to end any summer transfer speculation by getting the number '7' he wears at Man United permanently inked on his arm.

The Argentine winger has been linked with a big money move to PSG this season despite having joined the Red Devils less than 12 months ago for a British record £59.7m.

Manchester United enquire about forward, PSV confirm

Could Depay be heading to Old Trafford? Credit: PA

Manchester United have enquired about PSV forward Memphis Depay, according to the Dutch champions.

"We have had a telephone call from them (Manchester United) about him," PSV's technical director Marcel Brands said on Dutch television.

"But no talks have been held. Several top clubs have expressed interest."

Depay is the leading scorer in the Eredivisie with 20 goals this season and has helped fire PSV to their first title win in seven years.

Tottenham Hotspur tried and failed to land Depay last year and the sum of money Manchester United will need to pay will have to be more than the £14.4m Spurs offered, says Brands.

"It will be much higher than the offer from Tottenham Hotspur," said Brands, "He will be very expensive."

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