Jose Mourinho keen to sign young midfielder for Man United – report

Manchester United are keeping tabs on Derby midfielder Will Hughes, according to The Sun

Jose Mourinho wants to sign Derby midfielder Will Hughes to boost his homegrown youngsters at Manchester United, according to reports in the British media.

The Sun is reporting that the Portuguese boss is keen on bringing the 21-year-old to Old Trafford to add to his English talent at the club.

United have already secured the signings of 22-year-old defender Eric Bailly and veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan also expected to arrive at the club.

Now, Mourinho is said to be keen to bring Hughes to Old Trafford and feels that he would be able to compete for a first-team spot upon his arrival.

The same newspaper report goes on to say that Derby are expected to demand a fee of around £7m for Hughes, and that Mourinho has asked to be kept informed about his progress.

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Mourinho was appointed as United’s new manager back in May after the club opted to sack Louis van Gaal following their fifth-placed finish in the Premier League.

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