Mourinho identifies £80m pair as primary January targets

source: football365

Jose Mourinho wants Manchester United to prove he has ‘a long-term future’ as manager by ceding to his January transfer demands.

Mourinho spent most of the summer transfer window sniping at a board that he felt was not backing him in the market.

United signed three players, with Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant arriving for a combined £67.5million.

But the Portuguese did not get the new centre-half he so craved, with United refusing to sanction a move for Toby Alderweireld.

In a sign that he is willing to meet halfway, ESPN FC say Mourinho ‘is hopeful the board will be more open to purchasing a younger player’, and so has written up a shortlist of two names.

The manager is targeting moves for Milan Skriniar of Inter Milan and Alessio Romagnoli of AC Milan, both of whom are 23 and valued at £40m.

Mourinho also ‘believes the lack of reinforcements’ in the summer is a huge part of their current struggles, and he wants the money he was promised then to be made available in January.

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