Manchester United have set their sites on Everton duo Ross Barkley and Seamus Coleman ahead of a £60 million offer for the pair in January. Van Gaal is also set to offer Fellaini back to his old club in order to agree a deal with the Merseyside club.
Although any inclusion of Fellaini would not be on top of the cash offer. Van Gaal wants to beef up his squad in order to battle for a Champions League spot. The Dutchman believes the addition of the two Everton men would aid his sides ambition.
With Mata allegedly off to Juventus in a swap deal with Vidal in January, United will be after a number ten, and Van Gaal sees Barkley as an ideal replacement. Rafael has put in a number of decent performances at right back this season, however, Van Gaal wants Coleman to occupy his right back position. The Everton fullback has matured into one of the best full backs in the Premier League.
An offer of £60 million or equivalent could be to hard for Bill Kenwright to resist, would United be able to get a top four place with the addition of Barkley and Coleman?
Written by Ben Waterhouse – @BenWaterhouse_