Jose Mourinho to be handed record funds for new Man United signings – report

Jose Mourinho is set to be handed a big transfer budget to bolster his Man United squad this summer, say reports

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: UEFA / Handout

Jose Mourinho is set to be handed “club record” funds to bolster his squad in the summer transfer market, according to reports in the British regional media.

The Manchester Evening News is reporting that the Red Devils are still on the lookout for a number of new signings this summer as Mourinho looks to assemble a squad capable of winning the Premier League title next season.

The same story says that Mourinho’s decision to hand Marouane Fellaini a new two-year contract rather than look elsewhere for midfield reinforcements has potentially freed up as much as £40m in funds, which could be spent on new signings this summer.

The article goes on to credit the Red Devils with an interest in signing both Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Gareth Bale this summer, and claims that the funds saved from not having signed a replacement for Fellaini could end up being crucial.

The same story says that Manchester United retain an interest in signing Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld this summer as Mourinho looks to bolster his squad.

So far, the Red Devils have only signed Brazilian midfielder Fred an Portuguese full-back Diogo Dalot as he looks to bolster his squad this summer.

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