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Louis van Gaal is closing in on his first deal this month as he looks to bolster his attacking options for the remainder of his Premier League title challenge



Manchester United are close to signing Mainz striker Yoshinori Muto in a £12 million deal.

The Sunday People report that the Bundesliga club are close to accepting United’s offer, even though they are not keen to sell the Japan international.

United are also targeting Sadio Mane but Southampton have informed them that they have so plans to sell the forward this month.

Muto only joined Mainz last May and has scored seven goals in 14 Bundesliga appearances this season.



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