Manchester United have switched left-back targets after being priced out of a move for a Juventus star, while Jack Wilshere could make a shock switch to a Serie A giant, according to Sunday’s papers.
SANDRO PRICE FORCES MAN UTD TO SWITCH LEFT-BACK TARGETS
Manchester United have switched their attentions to Valencia left-back Jose Luis Gaya after abandoning plans to sign Juventus star Alex Sandro.
Red Devils chief Jose Mourinho had made Sandro his top target to fill a problem position at Old Trafford, but it would appear that United have been priced out of a move for the Brazilian – with Juve insisting the player would cost £50million.
PSG are now said to be the front-runners for Sandro, while the Sunday Mirror reports that Mourinho has now turned his attentions to Gaya.
The 23-year-old is rated at closer to £30m after recently signing a new contract at Valencia, where he came through the ranks.
Mourinho used makeshift defender Ashley Young as his first-choice left-back for the majority of last season after falling out with Luke Shaw, while the likes of full-backs Daley Blind and Matteo Darmian hardly got a look-in.
Barcelona star Jordi Alba, Tottenham’s Danny Rose, Fulham youngster Ryan Sessegnon are also on Mourinho’s radar, but Spain Under-21 Gaya could represent better value for money.
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