Gianluca Di Marzio Reveals Jose Mourinho’s Top Three Summer Targets

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.

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Jose Mourinho has targeted three world-class players to strengthen his Manchester United squad this summer, according to reliable journalist Gianluca Di Marzio.

The Special One is all set to rebuild and improve his current squad by making full use of the upcoming transfer window, and reports suggest the Portuguese tactician has already identified the players he wants his negotiators to focus on come summer.

Following Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s long-term injury, Mourinho has set his eyes on Monaco’s young sensation Kylian Mbappe to reinforce the Red Devils’ strike force, Di Marzio has claimed.

However, with the Ligue 1 club’s sheer desire to hold on to their prized asset, coupled with the 18-year-old’s dream of playing for Real Madrid, United may find getting this transfer done very hard.

Di Marzio stated on his official website: ‘Manchester United have made a concrete attempt to sign Kylian Mbappe by offering €85 million, which Monaco turned down as they’re looking for €120/140 million. This shows the French club’s desire to hold on to him for at least another season.

Monaco's Kylian Mbappe reacts after missing a goal.

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‘Mbappe, on the other hand, is intrigued by the possibility of joining Real Madrid, but the Spanish club is yet to take concrete action.’

Along with the front line, Mourinho also intends to bolster his team’s midfield and find a suitable partner for star man Paul Pogba, the Italian journalist has further revealed.

In fact, the Old Trafford outfit had previously enquired about the availability of Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan, but after having faced a blow in that pursuit, Jose has now turned his attention towards Monaco’s Fabinho, and Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos.

‘Mourinho also wants to improve the Red Devils’ midfield,’ Di Marzio added.

‘A few months ago, an inquiry was made for Radja Nainggolan, but there have been no additional steps forward. In addition, the Belgian international prefers to stay at Roma. As alternatives, Manchester United are also interested in Fabinho and Toni Kroos.’

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Written by Kunal Kambli  

An introverted grammar pedantic who worships football and loves writing about it. Part of the BlameFootball team since 2016.

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