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Man Utd launching mega bid for Bayern Munich star Robben

Manchester United are being linked with a bumper bid for Bayern Munich star Arjen Robben.

The Daily Express says German sources state Louis Van Gaal is now convinced he needs the 30-year-old at Manchester United.

Robben was Van Gaal's first purchase when he took over at Bayern Munich and the manager is now reportedly planning to repeat the trick at United.

A £40 million offer is being prepared, but Robben will take some convincing.

Last month Robben said: "Manchester United? That's not an option. I am staying at Bayern Munich. Period.

"And I cannot imagine that Bayern would want to sell me.

"I have only just renewed my contract and we are happy with each other. It would have been a different story had I been unhappy.

"I would have been open to a move then, because I had a great time under Van Gaal at Bayern. He has been very important for my career.

"However, the fact is that I am very happy at my current club."

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