Man Utd ‘confident’ of securing £98m midfield double swoop

Oli Fisher

Manchester United are looking to follow up the signing of Alexis Sanchez by going after two midfielders, a report claims. 

United unveiled the signing of Sanchez from Arsenal on Monday night, with midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan heading to the Gunners as part of the swap deal.

After sealing their marquee signing for January, The Independent claims that Jose Mourinho has now turned his attentions to reinforcing the midfield.

With Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick set for summer departures, the Portuguese boss is eyeing Valencia’s Carlos Soler and Borussia Dortmund’s Julian Weigl.

The report claims that Mourinho is ‘confident’ of securing deals for both, with the 20-year-old Soler linked with a £45m Old Trafford move earlier in January, while Weigl is apparently valued at £53m.

Shakhtar star Fred, who has been linked with a £50m move to rivals Man City, is also a target. Jean-Michael Seri of Nice is also on the shortlist, with a valuation of around £35m.


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