Louis van Gaal has reportedly informed Manchester United that he wants to make Bayern Munich star Arjen Robben as the first summer signing if he lands the managerial job at Old Trafford.
United are left without a permanent manager after the club showed the exit door to David Moyes in April after the defeat against Everton, which mathematically ended their chances of finishing the season in top four.
The former Barcelona manager is currently with the Netherlands national team and has confirmed that he will step down from his post after their World Cup campaign in Brazil. Ryan Giggs and United chief executive Ed Woodward have held discussions at Van Gaal's hometown Noordwijk.
Van Gaal has already handed the list of players he looks to bring in the coming transfer window to Woodward.
According to the Metro, the 62-year-old is set to sign a three-year deal at Old Trafford and become the next permanent United manager. The Dutchman has worked closely with Robben with the Netherlands side and is looking to lure him in the summer.
Van Gaal believes he can convince Robben to make a switch to Old Trafford and he is believed to make the former Chelsea and Real Madrid star as the first signing as United manager.
The German champions are willing to part ways with Robben if the Red Devils are ready to pay £25m for his services. Without Champions League football for the Old Trafford club, the 30-year-old will be looking for an improved personal terms to leave Bayern and join United.
Should the deal take shape, the Dutch international is looking for a heavy pay rise of his £160,000 per week.
Meanwhile, United stopper Ben Amos has heaped praise on David De Gea and believes that he deserved the Player of the Year Award. The Spaniard was voted the players and fans' choice for the player of the season.
"He got my vote because he thoroughly deserved it and was so consistent, which is obviously what you want from a keeper. It wasn't a great season for the club but he was the one player who kept his performances at a good level," Amos told United's official website.
"In terms of everyone I have spoken to at the club, everyone is in agreement. His consistency set him apart and it is hard to think of a bad game that he had."