Football transfer rumours: Lukaku to join Man Utd for £65m?

Today’s tittle-tattle is up with the larks

Big news in the Mirror today, who reveal certain Dutch sources think Louis van Gaal is ready to leave Manchester United this summer. The word on De 9 Straatjes of Amsterdam’s trendy Old Town is that Louis has had enough of being criticised for his side’s often moribund style of play and is ready to leave Old Trafford a year before his contract expires so that he can enjoy the finer things in life.

Should there be any truth to this talk, Van Gaal’s exit could pave the way for José Mourinho to come in as his successor, a state of affairs that would almost certainly end in tears, but probably not for two-and-a-half years and after at least one successful title tilt. The Portuguese is currently on holiday in Shanghai so the rest of us can enjoy a well-earned and long overdue break.

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