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Mourinho's Next Transfer Target Revealed

Jose Mourinho's spending spree at Manchester United is reportedly not over yet as he is keen to sign another player, but he will have to fend off interest from Arsenal.

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According to ESPN, the Portuguese wants to make Southampton and Portugal defender Jose Fonte his fifth signing.

The new Red Devils boss has already signed a centre back in Eric Bailly but apparently wants to add another experienced defender to his squad.

The 32-year-old is also a client of Mourinho's agent Jorge Mendes, which could help finalise a deal. ESPN have claimed that United have begun "informal talks" with Southampton, and Fonte would cost about £10 million (R175 million).

However, there are two stumbling blocks to the transfer.

Mourinho apparently first needs to sell one of his current centre backs, with the club said to be trying to offload Marcos Rojo.

In addition, Arsenal are reportedly also after the defender, who partnered Real Madrid's Pepe during Portugal's European Championship winning campaign.

Arsene Wenger has already lost Per Mertesacker and Gabriel Paulista to injury this season and wants to add another central defender to his squad as a result, and Fonte would be a much cheaper option than Valencia's Shkodran Mustafi, who has also been linked with the Gunners in recent days but would apparently cost about £30 million (R526 million).

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The Southampton captain, who only made his Portugal debut when he was 30 years old, joined the Saints for just €1.4 million (R24.5 million) in 2010, and has made 267 appearances for the club since.

Do you think United need Fonte? Have your say in the comments section below.

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