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Reports: Mourinho Chasing £30m Portuguese Star

Reports: Jose Mourinho Chasing £30m Portuguese Star

By Keegan Kruger - Jun 21, 2017 09:59 AM @KeeganKruger

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is reportedly chasing a Portuguese right back worth £30 million (R437 million).

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According to Portuguese publication Mundo Deportivo, the Red Devils are looking at signing Benfica defender Nelson Semedo.

The 23-year-old is apparently also being monitored by Spanish giants FC Barcelona and English rivals Manchester City.

It is believed that Benfica value Semedo at £48 million (R699.5 million), which is quite a bit higher than what United are said to be willing to pay for him.

The 2016/17 UEFA Europa League champions have already done business with the Portuguese champions in this window, having bought centre back Victor Lindelof from them last week.

City and the Blaugrana are expected to make bids for the young defender in the coming weeks, but some believe the player would prefer to join Mourinho's project at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils do currently have Antonio Valencia, Matteo Darmian and Axel Tuanzebe as options for the right back position, but the Italian could reportedly leave the club in this window, while Tuanzebe has only made four appearances for the senior team so far.

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Semedo played 47 times for Benfica last season, scoring two goals and assisting 12 further strikes.

Do you think the Portuguese club will sell another one of their players to United? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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Traffylamp Joined: 20 Jun 2017
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Traffylamp Jun 21, 2017 08:01 PM
Boring
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carl Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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carl Jun 21, 2017 03:42 PM
Mxm Mourinho should stop this nonsense.. And get us real players.. Im tired of his boring defensive s h i t man..
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NHLANHLA1 Jun 21, 2017 02:24 PM
Chasing FC
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Tm.makame@gmail.com Jun 21, 2017 12:28 PM
Another full-back, what about striker for start coz man utd need two or three striker, central defender maybe two and one winger jose must set his priority straight.
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monxo_khosi Jun 21, 2017 12:03 PM
Old news editor.....
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Myaka weliPhefeni Jun 21, 2017 10:39 AM
Benfica and Monaco i wish to see this two team next season what they cn do on their league bcz all teams they want to buy their star players

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