Mourinho sanctions shock Man United swap deal for Bale – report

Man United manager Jose Mourinho is open to a possible swap deal that would see Gareth Bale and Paul Pogba, according to a report

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Jose Mourinho is open to a possible swap deal that would see Gareth Bale and Paul Pogba trade places at Manchester United and Real Madrid, according to a report in Spain.

Spanish media outlet Don Balon, as quoted by the Daily Express, is reporting that the Red Devils are interested in a potential deal to sign Bale from the Champions League holders.

The same article states that Manchester United are willing to include Pogba in a deal to sign Bale in what would be a sensational transfer swoop.

According to the same story, the Portuguese head coach is desperate to sign Bale to bolster his attacking options at Old Trafford.

The France international endured a difficult second season back at Old Trafford under Jose Mourinho.

He made a positive start to the 2017-18 season after two goals and two assists in his opening four games before the club record signing suffered a serious knee problem to rule him out until November.

Mourinho was regularly critical of Pogba’s performances in the second half of the season to fuel talk of the club record signing leaving Old Trafford this summer.

Pogba secured a return to Manchester United in an £89m deal from Serie A side Juventus in the 2016 summer transfer window.

Sir Alex Ferguson allowed the France star to move to Juventus in an £800,000 deal in 2012.

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