Man United lining up £30m bid to sign 23-year-old – report

Manchester United are lining up a bid to sign Joao Cancelo from Valencia this summer, according to reports

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Manchester United are lining up a £30m bid to sign Joao Cancelo from Valencia this summer, according to reports in the British media.

The Daily Mirror is claiming that the Red Devils are interested in signing the 23-year-old right-back as Jose Mourinho looks to significantly strengthen his squad ahead of next season.

The same report says that Mourinho wants to bring two new full-backs to Old Trafford this summer, and that the Red Devils are also interested in Southampton’s Cedric Soares.

Mourinho is believed to be keen to bring in reinforcements at right-back to add competition for Antonio Valencia at Old Trafford.

Cancelo spent last season on loan to Inter Milan, who have a clause in the deal to make the switch a permanent one, but they are yet to take up that option.

He scored one goal and made three assists in 26 Serie A appearances for the Italian side last season.

Meanwhile, Manchester United are likely to be on the lookout for a number of new signings this summer as they bid to build a squad capable of winning the Premier League next season.

The Red Devils have not lifted the top-flight trophy since their famous final triumph under Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013.

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