Paper Talk: Man Utd ready to pay £40m for Mourinho replacement

Date published: Friday 7th December 2018 9:02

Manchester United are ready to part with £40million to land Jose Mourinho’s successor, while Liverpool have no plans to recall an in-form loan star, all in Friday’s Paper Talk.



Manchester United are reportedly prepared to fork out up to £40m to make Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino their next boss.

The Old Trafford hierarchy have decided the Tottenham boss is the only contender to replace Jose Mourinho next summer, according to The Sun.

And a clause in Mourinho’s contract means it will cost United less to sack the Portuguese if they do not qualify for the Champions League.

United, however, face a battle with Real Madrid over Pochettino but believe they can sell a move to Old Trafford as a more attractive proposition to the 46-year-old.

For his part, Pochettino is determined to lead Spurs into their new stadium in the new year and signed a five-year, £8m-a-season deal only last summer.

He also turned down United in 2016 when they fired Louis van Gaal.


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