Following the arrival of Southampton’s Luke Shaw, Louis van Gaal will now turn his attentions to AC Milan’s combative midfielder Nigel De Jong, writes the Daily Mail.

De Jong, who made 33 Serie A appearances for the Milan-based club last season, previously played for the Red Devils fiercest rivals Manchester City, but that doesn’t concern United’s new gaffer.

The middle of the park has been identified by LVG as a place that his new employers need to strengthen. And, following the arrival of Athletic Bilbao’s creative midfielder Ander Herrera, van Gaal wants his fellow countryman to add the steel with his tenacious, hustling and harrying displays.

It is believed that Juventus’ Arturo Vidal remains Manchester United’s top target. However, a £10million move for the Netherlands international could prove to be a shrewd bit of business, especially considering the 29-year-old’s World Cup performances.

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