Insider reveals how many players Man United will sign this summer

Manchester United are set for a busy summer transfer window, according to journalist James Cooper

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: UEFA / Handout

Manchester United will sign “three or four” new players in the summer transfer window, according to Sky Sports reporter James Cooper.

The Red Devils are bound to be linked with a host of deals for players in the coming weeks and months as Jose Mourinho gears up for his second season in charge at Old Trafford.

Mourinho will be able to use the lure of Champions League football to try and attract some of the world’s top players to Old Trafford after the Red Devils won the Europa League on Wednesday night.

The Portuguese coach said last week that he had already handed his transfer shortlist to executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward ahead of the summer window.

There is set to be plenty of speculation about exactly which players Manchester United will look to sign this summer.

But Sky Sports reporter Cooper has now lifted the lid on what he expects to see happen at Old Trafford during the off-season.

Speaking to Sky Sports News HQ on on Friday, Cooper said: “Antoine Griezmann is Manchester United’s prime target and the advantage of Griezmann being their prime target is that they know what they will need to pay Atletico Madrid in terms of release clause. It’s about €100m, if you take that as around £90m.

“Manchester United are going to sign maybe four players, perhaps only three players. Let’s say they are going to sign four players.

“I think they’re looking for a Griezmann-type striker, I think they’re looking for a central midfielder, I think they’re looking for a centre-back and a utility man who could perhaps play at left or right-back. I think they’re the areas that Jose Mourinho has identified.

“So you say £90million and then you look at three other players that might cost £30-40m and you come up with £200m, that’s how it kind of works.

“They’ve got transfer options, they have an A target for all those positions, they have a B target, C target, D target.

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“Clearly, if you bring all your A targets in you’re going spend a lot of money, probably in excess of £200m. If you go further down your list and don’t get your A targets and get B, C or D, you’re going to be spending a lot less.”

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