Are These Mourinho's Five Alternatives For Bale & Perisic?
Are These Jose Mourinho's Five Alternatives For Gareth Bale & Ivan Perisic?
With Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho having reportedly ended his pursuit of Real Madrid's Gareth Bale and Inter Milan's Ivan Perisic, here are five alternatives the Portuguese tactician could go after.
Click through the mini-gallery above to see five alternatives to Gareth Bale and Ivan Perisic United could sign.
According to English publication the Daily Mirror, the former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager wants one more signing, and he could sign one of these five alternatives after giving up on the Welshman and the Croatian.
Borussia Dortmund starlet Ousmane Dembele is believed to be an option for Mourinho but will come at a very high price. It is believed that the German club wants around £135 million (R2.3 billion) for their prized asset, a fee that would make him the second most expensive player ever.
Brazil international Lucas Moura could be another option for the Red Devils, especially as he will have stiff competition for his position this season. Paris Saint-Germain pipped the Old Trafford club to the winger's signature in 2013, but with the arrival of Neymar in the French capital, he could see himself getting less game time these days.
The Daily Mirror also suggested that Mourinho could turn to an African who has a decent amount of Premier League experience under his belt: Algeria international Riyad Mahrez. The 26-year-old has made it clear he wants to play European football in 2017/18, and will get just that if he moves to United.
Monaco's Thomas Lemar and Atletico Madrid's Yannick Carrasco are seen as two outside options at this point, with the French club seemingly unwilling to sell another star player in this window, while the La Liga outfit are currently serving a transfer ban and will not be able to pick up a replacement for the Belgian star.
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