Man United manager Jose Mourinho scouts Romania teenager – report

Manchester United are interested in a deal to sign Steau Bucharest teenager Dennis Man, according to a report

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Jose Mourinho has watched Dennis Man with view to a potential swoop to bring the Romanian teenager to Manchester United, according to a report.

The Daily Mirror is reporting that the Red Devils boss is interested in a potential deal to sign the 19-year-old from Steau Bucharest this summer.

The same article states that Mourinho was in attendance to watch Martin during Romania’s 2-0 win over Finland at Illie Onana Stadium.

However, Steau Bucharest president Gigi Becali is confident that he has priced Manchester United out of a potential deal to sign the teenager.

The Romanian club want a transfer fee in the region of £26m for the promising Romania international, which could prove something of a stumbling block.

“Manchester United asked me about Dennis Man and I want €30million (£26m),” Becali is quoted as saying. “I know that they won’t pay this amount, but the player isn’t for sale.”

Mourinho is not stranger to working with Romania internationals after his brief stint in charge of Adrian Mutu during the early stages of his first spell at Chelsea FC.

The Red Devils boss has already signed two players in the summer transfer window to get their club’s spending away ahead of the World Cup in Russia.

The 20-time English champions signed Brazil interntional Fred in a £52m deal from Ukrainian Premier League side Shakhtar Donetsk in the summer transfer window.

Manchester United added FC Porto full-back Diogo Dalot to their squad earlier this week.

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