Manchester United are planning a massive £138million transfer splurge on Bundesliga stars Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Thomas Muller, according to the Daily Star.

The report claims that United have spoken to Jose Mourinho about taking over from Louis van Gaal in the near future and that the Portuguese coach has given the go-ahead to make a huge statement in the transfer market by investing in two of the best players in Europe.

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Manchester United are used to winning the Premier League and competing to win the Champions League, but since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, they’ve not come close to achieving either of these usual aims.

With the other elite clubs in Europe starting to assert their dominance, a major double-capture such as this one would once again get the eyes of the world focusing on events at Old Trafford.

Both Dortmund and Bayern Munich will be very reluctant to sell their star men, but a huge bid for either could tempt the clubs to cash in and reinvest.