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Roma star Kevin Strootman is the priority signing for incoming Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, reports John Richardson of the Sunday Express.
The Netherlands international is out of action until the autumn and will miss the World Cup, but Van Gaal has sanctioned a £25 million offer for the player.
Meanwhile, Jack Wilson of the Daily Star Sunday claims that United could bring Dnipro winger Yevhen Konoplyanka to Old Trafford for £12 million.
Former Manchester United manager David Moyes does not envisage a long-term strategy at United again in a column for the Sunday Times (subscription required).
I never had the chance to thank the Manchester United supporters for the backing they gave me during my time as manager. I wish them every success in the future.
They now appreciate, I am sure, that things are changing at their club and it could well be that gone are the days of long-term planning.
They were fully aware of the task I had. It was unfortunate I wasn’t given more time to succeed.