Man United preparing £125million triple swoop

Manchester United are ready to spend £125million to land Angel Di Maria, Arturo Vidal and Mehdi Benatia, according to the Express.

Louis van Gaal is keen to strengthen the squad he inherited ahead of the new Premier League season, and hopes to add the trio to the new additions of Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera.

A deal that will see Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal swap Juventus for Old Trafford seems to be nearing completion, after it emerged Javier Hernandez is close to sealing a move in the opposite direction.

Van Gaal is keen to pair Vidal in midfield with Real Madrid star Angel Di Maria, and has submitted a new offer of £55million, after Paris St Germain dropped out of the race for his signature.

Di Maria has fallen down the pecking order at the Bernabeu following the signings of Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez, meaning manager Carlo Ancelotti will sell for the right price.

Van Gaal will look to complete his summer spending with a £30million move for Roma centre back Mehdi Benatia, after growing frustrated in his attempts to sign Mats Hummels from Borussia Dortmund and Thomas Vermaelen from Arsenal.

However, reports suggest that Chelsea are also interested in signing the powerful centre back.