If the media in both France and Spain are to be believed, José Mourinho wants a new right-back at Manchester United, and he wants him there soon.
On Wednesday, we covered a story from Sport claiming that while his ideal signing would be Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin, Atlético Madrid’s Sime Vrsjalko was a more realistic option and was also on his list.
The Croatia international made sense, since he can also play down the left, and that appears to be something Mourinho is looking for in his targets.
We say this because, following previous claim of a strong interest in Djibril Sidibé back in April, Le10 Sport in France are reporting Manchester United and Monaco are expected to start negotiations regarding the transfer of the France international ‘in the coming hours’.
Expected to be a part of the France squad to go to Russia despite a recent injury, the French outlet explain the right-back could have a rather exciting next few days, even if discussions could take a while.
Le10 state ‘it’s possible’ the deal could be done before the World Cup, but that, much like they did with Manchester City last year, Monaco won’t just roll over when the first bid arrives.
Having bought him for around €15m from Lille in the first place, the principality club will most likely want to make a profit on the defender.
If it goes through, it might not reach the heights of Benjamin Mendy’s €57m fee, but it’ll certainly be more than €15m.
It's too intriguing this.
Mourinho says new Man United assistant is coming from another club, has worked with him before.
— Sport Witness (@Sport_Witness) May 17, 2018