Report: Van Gaal's first Man United signing with be Yevhen Konoplyanka

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The Mirror have stated that Ukraine international Yevhen Konoplyanka is set for a move to Old Trafford.

Manchester United fans are waiting in anticipation for a host of new players to arrive at Old Trafford this summer.

With Louis van Gaal installed as manager and a transfer warchest at the Dutchman’s disposal, the outgoing Premier League champions are expected to be a significantly different team next season.

Although United have been linked to a host of players since Van Gaal’s appointment, a report in the British press today suggests that the club’s first summer signing is not too far away.

The Mirror state that negotiations with Dnipro over the transfer of talented winger Yevhen Konoplyanka have started, with it set to be a virtual formality that the attacker will move to Old Trafford.

The eastern European schemer was touted as a potential transfer target for Liverpool in January, with it believed that the Reds came very close to landing Konoplyanka – but ran out of time.

With Tottenham also accredited with an interest at times in the last six months, Konoplyanka is a player in demand – but he looks Old Trafford bound.

If and when he does arrive, the futures of some of United’s current misfiring wingers will be up for debate, with the likes of Nani and Ashley Young potentially deemed as surplus to requirements.

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