Man United ready to make surprise transfer bid for Chelsea star – report

Manchester United want to sign Cesar Apilicueta this summer from Chelsea, according to reports in Spain

Manchester United are lining up a surprise bid to sign Cesar Azpilicueta from Chelsea this summer, according to reports.

The Red Devils have inevitably been linked with a host of new players in recent weeks as Jose Mourinho prepares for his first season in charge at Old Trafford.

United have already moved quickly to bolster their defensive options by bringing in Eric Bailly from Villarreal last week.

Now, it appears that Mourinho is keen on a reunion with Azpilicueta next season as the Portuguese coach bids to revamp his squad at Old Trafford.

Spanish outlet AS is reporting that United, as well as Paris Saint-Germain and Athletic Bilbao, are keen to sign the 26-year-old Spain international this summer.

Azpilicueta is under contract with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge until the summer of 2019.

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The Blues are currently preparing to welcome new manager Antonio Conte to the club after the conclusion of Euro 2016 in France.

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