The Daily Star Sunday says Van Gaal â€“ Holland boss at the World Cup â€“ has taken Â£20m defender De Vrij to Brazil and could now be bringing him to Old Trafford.
Feyenoord centre-back De Vrij, 22, has indicated he will be on the move after his stint in South America with his national side comes to an end.
And that is certain to interest Dutch coach Van Gaal when he takes over at United next month.
Borussia Dortmundâ€™s Mats Hummels, 25, is one target and De Vrij is another.
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