Man United Plotting A Massive January Offer For World-Cup Winner

France coach Didier Deschamps is thrown into the air by his players as they celebrate after winning the World Cup.

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Manchester United are preparing a huge contract for Lucas Hernandez to lure him out of Atletico Madrid.

The Red Devils had a tough transfer window this summer. Jose Mourinho was in desperate need of a central defender, but club executives weren’t ready to open their pockets to bring in the likes of Harry Maguire, Toby Alderweireld or Jerome Boateng.

The United defence has been terrible this season, conceding 14 goals across 8 games in the Premier League. David De Gea has managed to hold onto just one clean sheet, as the partnership in central defence keeps changing in front of him.

The Glazers and Ed Woodward aren’t ready to part ways with Jose Mourinho yet, and have decided to give him everything to turn around Manchester United‘s season. The Portuguese boss is looking to make some amends to his squad once the transfer window opens in January.

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According to Marca, the Mancunians are ready to offer a mega contract to Atletico’s Lucas Hernandez. The French full-back was one of the star players in Russia over the summer, helping his national side secure their 2nd World Cup title.

Spanish outlet claims that United have agreed to double his current wages if he chooses to make the move to Old Trafford this winter. The report adds that the 22-year-old is keen to head to England, which will effectively end his 11-year association with Los Rojiblancos.

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Manchester City and Real Madrid are also said to be interested in the versatile defender, who can also play as a centre-back when needed.

Atletico added a £70m release clause in his contract to fend off interest from top clubs across Europe, which could possibly be a huge hurdle for Mourinho, as United officials had refused to pay a similar amount for Toby Alderweireld during the summer.

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