United closing in on Strootman

Reports in Holland indicate that PSV Eindhoven midfielder Kevin Strootman is set to be David Moyes first signing as Manchester United manager.

According to the Daily Star, Moyes first chased the Dutch international during his time at Everton, requesting detailed scouting reports with a view to taking him to Goodison Park.

United are looking to strengthen their midfield following the retirement of Paul Scholes, with Strootman one of a number of targets identified.

The 23 year old, who has been capped eighteen times by the Netherlands, helped PSV to second place in the Dutch Eredivise last season, scoring six goals in thirty-five appearances.

Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski appears to be closing in on a move to European Champions Bayern Munich.

The striker, who scored twenty-four goals last season, was linked with a move to Old Trafford last month though Bayern have been the favourites to land him since they registered an interest.

Finally, Phil Neville is set to return to the club as part of David Moyes’ backroom staff.

The 36 year old, who left United for Goodison Park in 2005, has reportedly turned down offers to extend his playing career, become a manager and go into the media to become a coach at Old Trafford.