Pogba at risk as Man Utd eye five European stars in £215m overhaul

Date published: Monday 26th March 2018 8:53 - Oli Fisher

Manchester United are ready to go on a £215m summer spending spree to fix their squad, according to reports.

The Daily Mirror claims that Jose Mourinho knows he must win a major trophy next season at Old Trafford, and is targeting a range of top European players to catapult United into contention.

Michael Carrick, Ashley Young, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones all face uncertain futures at Old Trafford amid reports that the United board will attempt a summer overhaul.

With doubts over the future of midfielder Paul Pogba and left-back Luke Shaw, the report claims that the Portuguese boss is eyeing Real Madrid duo Raphael Varane and Toni Kroos – valued at a combined £170m – to fill both spots.

There is the possibility of inserting Pogba into the deal, with Zinedine Zidane keen on his countryman, but it is claimed he would rather take David De Gea.

Mourinho also knows that Pogba would be a good fit for Paris Saint-Germain, and is hoping to use the 25-year-old as bait for star duo Marco Verratti and Marquinhos.

The Inter Milan and Porto boss could then make a £45m move for Juventus full-back Alex Sandro, seen as the ideal replacement for Shaw.

 

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