5 5 1. Santiago Arias – The Colombia international represents a wildcard, but, as we have seen during Louis van Gaal’s previous transfer business, the 63-year-old is not afraid to dip his toe into the Eredivisie market. – Many fans will not be aware of the 23-year-old, despite the fact he featured in three of Colombia’s fixtures at the World Cup last summer. He has also gone on to develop himself as a reliable member of PSV Eindhoven’s side after joining the Dutch outfit in 2013. Louis van Gaal has already returned to his homeland to sign Memphis Depay, Arias’ former team mate, this summer and is likely to have kept tabs on the best young talent the Eredivisie has to offer. Arias is not yet the finished article, but could be moulded into a fine player. 5 2. Stephan Lichtsteiner – The experienced Switzerland international is settled in Turin, but few players in world football would require less of a bedding in period than the Juventus stalwart. Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see more potential Manchester United transfer targets – The 31-year-old is not a long-term solution. Although he is currently one of the best right backs in Europe at present, question marks will remain over his longevity, as they do with every player. However, Lichtsteiner could add instant experience to Manchester United’s rearguard. The defence lacked a senior head last term and the Juve man could provide it. The reigning Serie A champions will be keen to retain his services, while the player himself is settled, but the Red Devils are an enticing prospect. 4. Seamus Coleman – The Everton defender does not represent a star signing yet he has undoubtedly been one of the most consistent performers in England’s top tier for several years. Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see more potential Manchester United transfer targets – The Irishman is now 26 years of age and on the verge of his peak years. His attacking mentality, combined with sound defensive ability in his own third of the pitch, appears to suit Louis Van Gaal’s philosophy. The Toffees will be desperate not to allow yet another one of the jewels in their crown join Old Trafford, but a tidy profit on a player that cost the Merseysiders a paltry £60,000 would be difficult to turn down. 5. Nathaniel Clyne – The England international is likely to be a costly addition, but he has proven Premier League quality. Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see all of Manchester United’s right back transfer targets – Liverpool have already tested Southampton’s waters with a £10 million bid, which was duly knocked back, so the Red Devils know that the Englishman is not available on the cheap. However, given the manner in which Clyne has thrived under Ronald Koeman, he could prove to be a sound investment. The 24-year-old has a regular Three Lions place in his sights and would relish an opportunity to test himself in the Champions League too. 5 5 3. Gregory van der Wiel – The 27-year-old is well known to Louis van Gaal given that the pair have worked with each other extensively at international level with the Netherlands. Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see more potential Manchester United transfer targets – The heavily tattooed Dutch international has reportedly told PSG that he is prepared to leave the club this summer, despite their domestic success. Meanwhile, given that the defender has just one year remaining on his current contract, Laurent Blanc is expected to cash in on his services now, rather than risk losing him on a free transfer next summer. A fee of £7 million has been touted as the fee that could be enough to secure Van Der Wiel’s signature, which is an excellent price for a proven European international. Brazilian defender Dani Alves has rained all over Manchester United’s parade. The Red Devils had been tipped to become the beneficiaries of the 32-year-old’s contract uncertainty, only for the Samba star to perform a U-turn and commit his long-term future to the Camp Nou.So, just who will Louis van Gaal decide to fill his problematic right back position with next season?There are plenty of options out there and talkSPORT is here to bring you the men that could be worth breaking the bank for.Click the yellow arrow above, right, to find out five alternative right back transfer targets for Manchester United.
ROSAMOND – Hundreds of Tropico Middle School students were sent to another school for three hours Thursday morning as sheriff’s deputies investigated an abandoned ice chest that ultimately proved to be harmless. The school deputy spotted the container about 7:45 a.m. outside a fence on the west side of the campus and thought it suspicious, officials said. “They saw a container sitting outside the fence at the school that didn’t have any markings on it and decided they wanted to investigate it,” Southern Kern Unified School District Superintendent Rod Van Norman said. “The deputy contacted me and suggested that he didn’t want any traffic or people (around the area).” Students at the 800-pupil middle school, where the school day starts at 8:45 a.m., were diverted to Rosamond High School, which is a designated evacuation site for the district. Some parents kept their children at home, Van Norman said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week After it was determined that the container was harmless, classes at Tropico resumed shortly after 11 a.m., Van Norman said. The Kern County Sheriff’s Department bomb squad responded with a robot used to inspect suspicious packages, but deputies instead decided to use a more low-tech approach, Van Norman said. “They looped a rope over the fence down to the cooler lid, attached it, walked back a long ways and pulled the rope,” Van Norman said. “The lid came up and then they said it was clear.” Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 [email protected]