Robben is high on the wish list of the Dutchman.
Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben has emerged as Louis van Gaal’s No.1 transfer priority when the current Netherlands head coach takes charge at Manchester United, according to the Sun.
The former Chelsea and Real Madrid star has a good relationship with van Gaal from time working together with the national team and by virtue of the fact it was the 62-year-old who bought the wide man for Bayern back in 2009.
It’s thought a bid of around £25m would be enough to convince the German champions to sell the 30-year-old, who could be offloaded as boss Pep Guardiola wants to shake up the squad after their disappointing Champions League exit on Tuesday.
Currently Robben earns around £125,000-a-week at the Allianz Arena, but that could be increased to £200,000 in order to tempt the Dutchman to Old Trafford.
Creativity in the attacking midfield has been highlighted as one of United’s key problem areas this year and the Netherlands international would certainly help alleviate that.
This season alone Robben has scored 20 goals and provided 17 assists for Bayern in all 43 matches in all competitions, helping to guide them to a second successive Bundesliga title.
In his career to date the winger has won league titles in England, Germany, Spain and his native Netherlands and also the Champions League in 2013 and was a World Cup runner-up in 2010.
Robben of course has experience in English football after spending three years at Stamford Bridge between 2004 and 2007, before being snapped up by Madrid.
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