Report: Arjen Robben emerges as Manchester United's top transfer target

Bayern Munich star Arjen Robben is reportedly a top transfer target for Louis van Gaal, who is expected to be named the new Manchester United manager.

Manchester United have reportedly placed Bayern Munich star Arjen Robben at the top of their transfer wishlist this summer.

The Red Devils are widely expected to announce Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal as the club's permanent manager in the coming days following David Moyes's axe in April.

According to the Manchester Evening News, Van Gaal, who coached Robben at Bayern, could reunite with the Dutchman at club level, and Robben's ability to link up with fellow international Robin van Persie is also said to be key to the move.

Robben's father reportedly calmed talk of his son moving to Old Trafford by insisting that the 30-year-old is happy in Germany with Bayern.

Meanwhile, Van Gaal has suggested that Van Persie will be named captain next season over Wayne Rooney, who was expected to take the armband under Moyes.

Bayern Munich's Dutch midfielder Arjen Robben celebrates the first goal for Munich beside of Portuguese Iranian goalkeeper Daniel Davari during the German first division Bundesliga football match Bayern Muenchen vs Eintracht Braunschweig in Munich on Nove
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