Jose Mourinho’s top 10 Manchester United transfer targets this summer

first_img Andre Gomes (Valencia) – Juventus are interested in Gomes but the fact the midfielder is Portuguese and shares an agent with Mourinho could swing it in Manchester United’s favour. Gomes has also publically called Mourinho a ‘great coach’, further hinting that his future may lie at Old Trafford. 10 Joao Mario (Sporting Lisbon) – The Portugal attacking midfielder is in high demand after an impressive season at Sporting but Mourinho would need to activate his £45m buyout clause and offer wages of around £140,000 to seal the move. 10 Eric Bailly (Villarreal) – Bailly’s name came as a surprise to many United fans but despite being a bit inconsistent and rash, the Ivorian fits the quick and powerful mould Mourinho demands of his centre backs. It could be a gamble pairing someone as young and inexperienced as him with Chris Smalling however. 10 Zlatan Ibrahimovic (free agent) – Click the arrow, right, to see Mourinho’s other summer targets – Ibrahimovic looks set to be the first name ticked off Mourinho’s transfer wishlist as he looks to add goals and experience to a youthful attack. The Sweden striker will join on a one-year deal and will be the perfect player for the likes of Marcus Rashford to learn from. Raphael Varane (Real Madrid) – Mourinho brought Varane to Madrid and has a good relationship with the player. The French defender has fallen behind Pepe in the pecking order at the Bernabeu which could open the door for him to join United in the search of more regular football. Miralem Pjanic (Roma) – Mourinho is keen to bolster his midfield after Morgan Schneiderlin and Bastian Schweinsteiger disappointed last season. Pjanic has a buyout clause of around £35m and Roma’s president admitted if that is met then the Bosnian could well leave. 10 Paul Pogba (Juventus) – Pogba is one of the hottest properties in European football at the moment and United would face a lot of competition for his signature, especially considering they are not in the Champions League. They have only an outside chance of bringing the Frenchman back to Old Trafford and would have to stump up a fee in the region of £75m to do so. Jose Mourinho is due to meet with Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward this week to discuss his list of transfer targets for the summer.The transfer window doesn’t open until July 1, but that hasn’t stopped the new Red Devils boss from identifying who he wants in his first team squad next season.Talks with a number of targets have reportedly already begun but whose names will be among those discussed between Mourinho and Woodward?talkSPORT has drawn up a list of ten targets the former Chelsea boss will ask Woodward to deliver for him – click the arrow above, right, to see who is on it! 10 10 10 10 James Rodriguez (Real Madrid) – The Colombian has fallen out of favour under Zinedine Zidane at Madrid and while he is not one of Mourinho’s priorities, his immediate availability may force United to put in an offer instead of pursuing other targets. 10 John Stones (Everton) – Mourinho fought tooth and nail to bring Stones to Chelsea last summer and failed so expect him to return for the Englishman this summer. Although Stones had a tough time last season he will still be a great centre back and a good partner for Smalling. 10 Nemanja Matic (Chelsea) – United have reportedly made an approach for the Chelsea midfielder who was a cornerstone in Mourinho’s 2015 title-winning side. The Portuguese would love a reunion with his former holding midfielder.last_img read more