The World Cup always brings up new players to target, but clubs will also be looking to sell players after the tournament.
A number of players have made names for themselves this summer, including Costa Rica and Mexico goalkeepers Keylor Navas and Guillermo Ochoa, Algeria midfielder Yacine Brahimi and Ecuador forward Enner Valencia, but whilst they've been linked with moves to a number of clubs this summer, clubs must make way for them by selling players.
That may be in order to simply improve their squad having seen what's on offer at the World Cup, or because players have flattered to deceive during the season and through the tournament – putting a number of players' futures in doubt.
In Manchester United's case, the impressive displays of a number of wingers at the World Cup could lead to the exit of one wide man who has flattered to deceive for too long at Old Trafford.
The likes of Juan Cuadrado (Colombia), Antoine Griezmann (France), Memphis Depay (Holland) and Angel di Maria (Argentina) have all impressed in Brazil this summer and have been subsequently linked with moves to Old Trafford after the tournament is over, with United desperately seeking an injection of quality on the flanks.
The former Aston Villa man moved to Old Trafford in 2011, and whilst he enjoyed a superb debut season for the Red Devils, he's gone off the boil ever since, and looks more and more unlikely to rediscover his form after some terrible displays last season.
The 28-year-old finds himself under increasing pressure, and having seen how integral the pace of Arjen Robben has been to van Gaal's Dutch side at the World Cup, he will surely be looking to add that to his United side – which Young certainly can't offer him anymore.
Nani could also follow him out of the exit door, but Ecuadorian Antonio Valencia may be given a stay of execution. There will probably be a Premier League side who believe they can get the best out of Young once again, but if van Gaal does land a star winger this summer, then he will surely be heading out of Old Trafford.