Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd open talks with agent of ?150m Mourinho target - football

Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd open talks with agent of ?150m Mourinho target



Manchester United have begun talks with the agent of a major defensive target, while Barcelona are ready to swoop for a ?200m Napoli target, according to Wednesday’s European papers.
 
MAN UTD OPEN TALKS OVER ?150M TARGET
Manchester United have opened talks with Barcelona defender Jordi Alba over a possible move to Old Trafford next year, a report claims.
The Spain international has just 18 months remaining on his deal at Barca, and it is claimed that the Catalan giants are in no hurry to open talks over a new contract.
The 29-year-old will be offered fresh terms at some point, but Mundo Deportivo (via Sportsmole)claim that other teams are monitoring the situation due to their stalling.
United are understood to have told Alba’s agentVicente Foresthat they have an interest in bringing him to Old Trafford, but face competition from Juventus. The Euro 2012 winner has a ?150m release clause in his current deal, it has been claimed.
 
MAN UTD PREPARE MEGA SWAP DEAL
Manchester United are ready to offer Alexis Sanchez as part of a swap deal to land Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann, a report claims.
Spanish outletDon Balonstate that both Manchester clubs are keen on signing Griezmann,with Jose Mourinho ready to offload a forward in order to make room and get the deal over the line.

Griezmann only recently penned a new contract with Atletico, but does have a reported release clause ?150million (133m).
Mourinho is apparently looking to improve hi...
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