Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has hinted at a move for Angel di Maria, by stating that his squad lacks quality wingers like the Argentina international.
Red Devils vice-chairman Ed Woodward, in an attempt to make up for his mistakes in the transfer market last summer, had earlier stated that United would not hesitate to break records to land their targets this summer.
And van Gaal has now stated that the Red Devils might bring in a world class wide player, like di Maria or Cristiano Ronaldo, this summer.
"It is a strategy of Manchester United to do that. At this moment, we have five No.9s and four No.10s – and we don't have wingers to give us attacking width. Or, I should say, we don't have wingers of the highest level, like Ronaldo or Di Maria or somebody like that," van Gaal told the Mirror.
"So, I have to play in another way – and you have seen that already. I only buy when I think we need to buy – in the position that is necessary."
Although Ronaldo's return to United is unlikely this summer, the Red Devils might make an approach for di Maria, especially after French giants Paris Saint-Germain withdrew from the race due to the Argentine's excessive price tag.
Apart from di Maria, United are also being heavily linked to Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado, who was impressive for Colombia in the 2014 World Cup.
Meanwhile, van Gaal has dismissed suggestions that he is looking to bring in any Dutch player he can lay his hands on.
"If they are at the level I want them to be, then I will sign Dutch players. Nationality isn't something that concerns me," said van Gaal but admitted that the cheap price of the Dutch players is always tempting. "But Dutch players are usually cheaper than players of other nationalities and they have usually been very well educated in the Netherlands, I believe."
"But they have to be of a level than can play well in the English Premier League. You have to ask if that is the case with every player."