Another day, another André Gomes story in the Italian media, with Juventus and Manchester Unoted both involved, as per usual.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, now that Miralem Pjanic has all but signed for the Turin club from Roma, the Serie A champions’ full attention has turned to signing the Portuguese midfielder while they wait for Dani Alves.
However, as has been the case for the past few weeks, the big question mark about getting a deal done is Manchester United’s interest in the player, with Gazzetta describing as ‘formidable’ opponents for Juventus.
Gazzetta say Valencia are asking around €40m for their star midfielder, which is a bit of a step down from the reported €60m from earlier on in the week.
Mourinho wants him and Gazzetta dello Sport say that playing a vital role in all this will be Jorge Mendes, agent to both the player and the Manchester United manager.
Juventus are said to be ‘working hard to unravel the tangle’, suggesting they are doing their utmost to sign the player before Manchester United do.