Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is ready to offer almost £60million for Inter defender Milan Skriniar, according to reports.
Mourinho, the Portuguese, failed in his attempts to bring a new central defender to Old Trafford over the summer, despite plotting moves for the likes of Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld and Harry Maguire, the Leicester and England star.
The United boss remains on the lookout for a new centre-half, and Calciomercato say Skriniar of Inter has risen to the top of his shortlist.
The 23-year-old Slovakia international is highly-rated and has already been the subject of interest from some of Europe’s biggest clubs, including United’s local rivals Manchester City.
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However, United are named in the report as being the most ‘formidable’ team coming in for Skriniar, in terms of a potential offer.
Mourinho is ready to offer around £58million (€65m) for the former Sampdoria star, though he may face opposition for Skriniar – from his own club.
According to the report, ‘Mourinho is clearly losing strength in the eyes of the Man United leadership’, and the club’s chiefs have no plan to build the future around the Portuguese coach.
They do not want to give Mourinho transfer funds when he’s unlikely to be at the club on a long-term basis, and this, according to Calciomercato, has ruled out any chance of United making a huge offer for Skriniar in January.
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