Manchester United ready to launch £80m raid

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Manchester United are ready to splash out £80m on a trio if signings to help boost their chances of Champions League football this season.

Reports from the Daily Mail have suggested that Louis Van Gaal is looking to bring in out of favour Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid, Daley Blind and want-away Marcus Rojo.

Di Maria who has been ousted since the arrivals of Kroos and Rodriguez will have to bide his time on the Madrid substitute bench or make a move away from the Spanish capital if he wants first team football. Reports have suggested that executive vice chairman, Ed Woodward visited Real Madrid representatives to discuss a potential deal that could be in the region of £50m. A player who Van Gaal has touted as one of the best wingers in the world, could Di Maria be playing in the red of United next season?

Meanwhile, Daley Blind has issued a “come and get me” plea to Van Gaal, insisting that he would be interested in a move to England should Van Gaal make an offer for the Netherlands defender. With a value of £15m, Blind would be a financial certainty to join if United wanted to pursue and it looks that way inclined.

Finally, Marcos Rojo has thrown his toys out of the pram at Sporting Lisbon and refused to participate in training for the Portuguese side after catching wind of interest from United and Van Gaal. The Argentinian defender would offer solidity to the Red Devils defence. Southampton have already had a £9.5m offer rejected from Sporting and are said to be holding out for a bid in the region of £15m-£18m.

Could Manchester United be ready to pull off a stunning £80m raid for this fine trio?

By Oliver Baines | August 13th, 2014