Man United ready move for Southampton midfield target

Manchester United are plotting a move to sign Southampton target Jordy Clasie from Feyenoord, according to reports from the Express.

The 25-year-old worked with manager Louis van Gaal at the World Cup last summer and has been one of his transfer targets ever since.

Saints boss Ronald Koeman is also keen on linking up with the midfielder as a potential replacement for Morgan Schneiderlin, who is tipped to complete a move to United.

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Van Gaal is still considering a number of new additions to his squad and sees Clasie as the perfect candidate to play the role currently filled by club veteran Michael Carrick.

“No.6 is a key player, yes. I have more key roles – the no.6 is just one of those key roles,” he said.

“You have seen this season, for example, because Michael Carrick is injured and I don’t have another, I have to play with Ander Herrera there. He did it very well, but it is not his speciality.”

He has been a regular feature for the Dutch outfits this season, making 46 appearances in all competitions, scoring two goals and providing six assists.

United are also linked with a move for Real Madrid star Sergio Ramos to reinforce their back line as they prepare for their upcoming domestic and European campaigns.