Jose Mourinho determined to sign French attacking sensation
According to the Metro, Manchester United are ready to beat Premier League rivals Southampton in transfer race for highly-rated Le Havre attacking midfielder Yasser Larouci.
Jose Mourinho’s side are on alert for the France youth international’s signature after the youngster recently turned down a new contract deal with the Ligue 2 outfit, meaning he is free to negotiate with other clubs.
The Red Devils are known for their policy of recruiting the best young talent from around the world, and have shortlisted Le Havre’s young stalwart.
As per the reports from Goal, the promising teenager has spent time on trial at Southampton, where he attracted the interest of Man United’s scouts back in December.
Larouci is a player with incredible pace and technique, and looks well equipped to adapt to the demands of the Premier League with his high work rate and pressing ability.
Meanwhile, Manchester United are ready to launch a shocking £47.6 million bid for AS Roma centre-back Kostas Manolas, who has been monitored by the Red Devils since the last season.
According to The Sun, Man United’s Portuguese head coach Jose Mourinho is desperate to bolster his defensive options in the January transfer window, and with his move for Benfica centre-back Victor Lindelof is slowly breaking down, the Special One has turned his attention to the 24-year-old Greek international.
But it is believed that Roma are not willing to sell their first-choice defender this January and are reportedly holding out for a sensational £52m transfer fee.
Man United lining up shocking £60m swoop for Tottenham duo
It has been revealed recently that Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho is pushing for his club to splash out a massive £60m bid to sign Tottenham Hotspur full-back duo Danny Rose and Kyle Walker.
The Old Trafford side could do with improvements in defensive area after a struggling start of the season, and the England duo are widely regarded as the best two full-backs in the Premier League at the moment.
Jose Mourinho’s side have had a slightly unsettled back line with their Ecuadorian ace Antonio Valencia playing out of position at right-back, and the likes of Daley Blind, Luke Shaw and Matteo Darmian all rotating for the left-back slot.
Tottenham Hotspur pair have both recently signed new contract deals at White Hart Lane and will not come cheap, while another Premier League title contenders Man City are also long-time admirers of both players.
However, reports from The Sun claim that Man United are ready to do battle for their signatures in an ambitious double raid on one of their main rivals in the chase for a top four spot.
It’s believed that while Mauricio Pochettino’s side are highly unlikely to consider selling both stars, they may be ready to let one of them go in the summer if a reasonable offer comes in.
Man United enter the race to sign 19-year-old English sensation
According to the English media outlets, Arsenal and Manchester are among a number of clubs interested in signing highly-demanded Barnsley right-back James Bree.
The talented Englishman has also attracted the attention of other Premier League club, including Ma City, West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton, but it is actually Championship side Aston Villa who are believed to be ready to make the first move.
As the reports from Daily Mirror claim, the Midlands club are understood to make a £4m move for the talented defender.
The 19-year-old James Bree has made 17 appearances for the Tykes in the second tier, and has did enough to draw the interest of many Premier League sides due to his impressive performances.
The teenage starlet is versatile and capable of playing in midfield as well as at full-back, and could follow in the footsteps of Mason Holgate and John Stones in moving from Barnsley to the Premier League.
Both fellow defenders, they went to Everton, and John Stones in now at Manchester City after a shocking £47.5m transfer move while Holgate is breaking into Ronald Koeman’s first team at Everton.