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Report: Mourinho Asking For R3.4bn Kitty To Sign Four Stars

Report: Jose Mourinho Asking For R3.4bn Kitty To Sign Four Stars

By David Kappel - May 17, 2017 10:12 AM @kappilinho

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho reportedly wants a transfer kitty in excess of R3.4 billion in order to sign at least four new stars.

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The Portuguese tactician spent £145 million during his first window at the club, and is set to exceed this in the coming transfer period.

United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward met with the club's investors on Tuesday, and reportedly asked for a massive £200 million (R3.4 billion) to spend, according to Manchester Evening News.

Mourinho apparently wants to lure Atletico Madrid attacker Antoine Griezmann to Old Trafford, and that would require activating his £89 million (R1.5 billion) release clause.

In addition, United are said to be after £40 million (R680 million) rated Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Eric Dier, as well as Burnley defender Michael Keane, who could cost about £25 million (R425 million). Both would count as homegrown talents, which means United need to spend big on them in order to fend off interest from rival Premier League clubs.

Up front, Mourinho is also apparently eyeing Torino's Andrea Belotti, who is one of Serie A's top goalscorers with 25 strikes this season, as well as the EPL's leading scorer in Romelu Lukaku, who has netted 24 times in the league so far in this campaign. They could reportedly cost about £80 million (R1.36 billion) each.

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Surprisingly, the Manchester Evening News report did not mention Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez, who has been heavily linked with a move to the Red Devils next season.

Who do you think Mourinho should sign for United? Have your say in the comments section below.


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matome910 Joined: 03 Aug 2011
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matome910 May 18, 2017 12:11 PM
@T-Man360 Van Gaal was bad for United. I say yes to all of them.
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Chinoman Joined: 27 Oct 2016
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Chinoman May 18, 2017 07:03 AM
Great staff we gonna be amongst the best next season. James Rodriguez is already part of ManU F.C. His deal is already done that is why he is not mentioned. I still want a mid player carrick is old and Fellaini for me is useless he should be sold. Also blind should go and bring back Rafael our right back. Ashley Young must live also.
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selinah May 17, 2017 03:45 PM
Rodriguez is gonna be involved in a swap deal which will see the goal keeper go the other way it makes sense
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KingLuya May 17, 2017 03:44 PM
We are building a team that can compete with the best in the World..........GLORY MAN UNITED
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thabiso mabena May 17, 2017 02:46 PM
Griezmann no no too short ...only 1 metre
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T-Man360 May 17, 2017 12:45 PM
Michael keane was a man united player until that old idiot called Van Gaal decided to sell him n now we have to spend big to get him back just like Pogba mxm!!!
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Ricardo Kaka May 17, 2017 12:12 PM
I told you about James Rodriguez he is not going anywhere those were just fake news it happens every time :v :v
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Myaka weliPhefeni May 17, 2017 11:13 AM
Mbappe,Griezmen,Hary Kane,James Rodriquez three of them cn be a good signing for Man united
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tshepo2020 May 17, 2017 10:41 AM
I don't see this guy achieve anything @ old Trafford

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