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United’s new striker “in the process”, says LVG

Manchester-United-in-SeattleLouis Van Gaal said Manchester United’s pursuit of their new striker was “in the process” and added the name on his list was not one of those United have been linked with over the last couple of weeks.

Having opted against signing Radamel Falcao on a permanent basis and with Robin Van Persie sold to Fenerbache, United have only three strikers on their books with less than four weeks to go until the start of the season but Van Gaal reassured fans that he will bolster his options up-front.

On Saturday, the United manager said the club would add a “surprise signing” before transfer deadline day, fueling speculations over the identity of the striker, as United have been linked with Thomas Mueller, Karim Benzema, Harry Kane and Edinson Cavani.

“He is in the process,” Van Gaal said when asked about his “surprise” signing.

When asked whether United were close to signing the striker in question, Van Gaal said: “No. It is not a striker that the media has written, but you have to wait and see.

“The transfer period is open until September 1. You have to wait.”