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Louis van Gaal hints at surprise striker as Manchester United chase Thomas Muller and Pedro

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In a press conference before the game against the San Jose Earthquakes, Louis van Gaal has hinted that Manchester United will make a surprise striker signing, as well as hinting Sergio Ramos could still join. Pedro and Thomas Muller could also join United,.

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Louis van Gaal has given a press conference ahead of United's next friendly against San Jose Earthquakes, hinting that Manchester United are by no means done in the transfer market.

He confirmed that United are after a striker, but declined to name who it might be:

He's in the process. It's not the striker that the media has written about. You have to wait and see. The transfer period is open until August 31. You have to wait.

He also didn't rule out any success with the Sergio Ramos transfer, which could go to the end of the transfer window too. Talk of Nicolas Otamendi at Valencia has dulled recently, so perhaps United have not given up yet.

"I cannot talk about these rumours. It's a process. Maybe Mr Ramos is in the process, you never know."

The Guardian has talked up the possibility of Thomas Muller joining United. United would have to pay Bayern Munich £56 million, and would give Muller £265,000 a week for his troubles. The player is open to being convinced, but the difficulty would be in persuading Bayern to sell. You can read the report here.

Andy Mitten has written for ESPNFC about the Spaniards at United and their differing fortunes, but it's another Spaniard, Pedro, who most will be interested in at the moment. He believes the transfer is on course at the moment, but not close to happening yet. Read that here.