Man United want to sign Belgian star before transfer deadline – report

Manchester United have turned their attentions towards signing Dries Mertens before the close of the transfer window, according to reports

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Manchester United have turned their attentions towards completing a deal for Dries Mertens before the close of the transfer window, according to reports in Italy.

Italian outlet Transfer Market Web, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News, is reporting that Jose Mourinho is keen on a move to bring the 31-year-old attacker to Old Trafford before next week’s transfer deadline.

According to the same story, Mourinho sees Mertens as a viable alternative to Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic, who has been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford for the last year.

The same article say that Napoli are likely to want a transfer fee of around €40m for him this summer as Manchester United continue to be linked with the Belgian international.

The story says, however, that Perisic still remains as Manchester United’s first choice this summer, with the Red Devils having been linked with a move to sign him since last year.

Manchester United are believed to still be on the lookout for some significant reinforcements before the transfer window closes next Thursday.

The Red Devils ended up in second place in the table last term and they will be aiming to challenge for the title under Mourinho next season.

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