Man Utd news: Jose Mourinho picks between Alderweireld, Skriniar and Maguire transfers | Football | Sport
Manchester United boss Mourinho has been tipped to sign Alderweireld, Skriniar and Maguire in recent times.
The Red Devils are sorely in need of investment at the back, despite having Victor Lindelof, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo and Eric Bailly at their disposal.
Back in the summer, Manchester United pursued a centre-back with Mourinho eager to challenge the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea for the Premier League title.
Their top targets, however, evaded them. Much to Jose Mourinho’s annoyance.
Top of his list was Tottenham powerhouse Alderweireld.
The Belgium international spent much of last season stuck behind both Davinson Sanchez and Jan Vertonghen in Mauricio Pochettino’s pecking order.
Tottenham demanded £50million to let him go, though, with Ed Woodward then refusing to fork out for the 29-year-old.
Another player on United’s radar was Maguire.
The England international impressed during the World Cup in the summer – seeing his value sky-rocket as a result.
Leicester’s decision to demand close to £80million, however, ended up deterring the Red Devils.
Deals for Jerome Boateng and Diego Godin were also looked at.
But both players chose to stay put, at Bayern Munich and Inter Milan respectively.
The Independent say, however, that United boss Mourinho has identified a new top transfer target.
And that man is Inter Milan ace Skriniar.
The 23-year-old has blossomed over in Serie A under the tutelage of Luciano Spalletti.
However, United are reportedly not actively looking to strengthen their defence.
And, speaking yesterday, Skriniar’s agent confirmed his client was looking to extend his Inter contract.
“We’re talking about it,” he told Tuttomercatoweb.
“We’re working on it. It’s a subject we’ll be facing more intensively over the next few months.”
He did claim, though, that Skriniar believes life in Italy to ‘have some difficulties.’
“He is happy with the Nerazzurri shirt, he is playing well, but he is aware there are some difficulties in Serie A,” he added.
“Inter had won seven games in a row prior to the loss against Atalanta. He is doing well. I’m happy.
“He is happy to be playing in the Champions League. Clearly, the goal is to grow with the team and improve day by day.”