Manchester United have made an astonishing £140m bid for Barcelona forward Neymar, according to The Mirror.
Neymar's agent was spotted at Old Trafford this week, leading to the Brazilian press claiming United have met the player's €190m buyout clause in their desperate search for a striker to partner Wayne Rooney this season.
Ed Woodward met with Barca chiefs in an attempt to secure a deal for Pedro last week, only to be pipped by Chelsea at the last minute. Could it be that a deal was struck for Neymar instead?
Despite spending big in the transfer market so far, Van Gaal knows he must strengthen his options up front if his team are to make a serious title challenge. A goalless draw at Newcastle at the weekend only highlighted this further.