So this doesn’t make sense because the player does not want to leave. The Brazilian forward has scored 43 goals for his club last season in all competitions along with seven assists and is heralded as one of the best players in the world. Pedro joined Chelsea, Sergio Ramos agreed a new deal at Real Madrid and Nicolas Otamendi joined Manchester City, however Louis van Gaal denied United were ever interested in the latter.
“I have said three weeks ago that we shall evaluate it [the De Gea situation] on September 1″.
Unwanted United defender Jonny Evans has emerged as a target for West Brom after the Baggies’ attempts to sign Federico Fazio from Tottenham fell through at the 11th hour.
However, as much talk has been of the misfiring Wayne Rooney up front for the Red Devils this season, it would hardly be surprising to see a new front man walk through the Old Trafford doors.
He also expressed a view that Manchester United winger Ashley Young is not at the level of the Brazil star.
It appears United have the edge on the Bundesliga side, however, after Zekhnini told Nettavisen that his “biggest dream” would be to play at Old Trafford.
Van Gaal is, however, short on striking options following the sale of Robin van Persie to Fenerbahce and Neymar would, in theory, be an ideal man to boost Man United’s fire-power.
The Frenchman has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal over the course of the summer, but he’s now reportedly being monitored by United just in case the move to the Emirates falls through.
United are yet to add another forward to their ranks following the arrival of Memphis Depay.