Man Utd still working on three Mourinho transfer targets

Date published: Wednesday 19th June 2019 9:01

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Manchester United are still working on transfer targets that were on the list of sacked boss Jose Mourinho, claims a report.

Mourinho was sacked in December, but the Portuguese boss’ recommendations are still being worked on by Ed Woodward, reports The Sun.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is planning a major overhaul of his squad this summer after a sixth-placed finish last season and some of the Norwegian’s targets are ones from the Mourinho days.

Three of the players on Solskjaer’s shopping list were all players wanted by Mourinho.

It was Mourinho who instructed United to keep tabs on Harry Haguire, and although UNited refused to pursue him last season they could still make a move for him 12 months on.

The England regular is valued at around £80million by Leicester, but ESPN claim United are only prepared to offer £40million – leaving Woodward with a decision to make as United chase a centre-back.

Mourinho also instructed United scouts to watch Issa Diop and Declan Rice after the pair impressed the former United boss in their 3-1 defeat last September.

Mourinho labelled Diop a “monster” and hailed the West Ham recruitment company, but he is a player who will not come cheap.

The Independent claim West Ham want in excess of £60million for former Toulouse man Diop, with the Hammers already rejecting an offer of £40m plus a player.

The Hammers meanwhile have told United to stay away from Rice, with Sky Sports reporting that the 20-year-old is not for sale.

 

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