Van Gaal doesn’t expect busy January for Man United

by Richard Laverty

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal doesn’t believe the club won’t be very active in the January transfer window.

Whilst Van Gaal didn’t rule out the total possibility of signings in the next fortnight, the boss claimed any players at the ‘top level’ would be difficult to sign in January.

The club have been extensively linked with moves for several players, mainly Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels and the on-running saga surrounding AS Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman.

Speaking about transfers, Van Gaal made it clear he wouldn’t sign anybody unless they improved the current squad.

“Not many players at the correct level are available,” Van Gaal said.

“When we buy a player he has to be better than the ones we have, and that is a difficult job.”

At the other end of the field, Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini confirmed this week that United had been in touch regarding star striker Paulo Dybala, potentially another nail in Radamel Falcao’s coffin.

Whilst Van Gaal may not expect to be active, should United get the heads up their targets are available, the money is certainly there and Roma confirmed this week that ‘money talks’ when it comes to Strootman, which will have given hope to supporters hoping to soon see a big signing.

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