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Man Utd News: Mourinho want one more after Pogba and more

Paul Pogba might not be Manchester United’s last signing this transfer window.

United have already signed the likes of Eric Baily, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic this summer and they appear very close to seal the world-record signing of Paul Pogba from Juventus.

United manager Jose Mourinho has previously hinted that Pogba might United’s last piece of business this summer, but the latest report from the Times suggest that Mourinho wants to bring in one more central defender.

The Sunday Times (via the Sun) claims that Mourinho has identified Juventus centre-back Leonardo Bonucci to strengthen his defence ahead of the next season.

Zenit’s Ezequiel Garay and Southampton’s Jose Fonte have been identified as possible alternatives to Bonucci.

It won’t be an easy task for United to convince Juventus to let go of their 29-year-old centre-back, but Mourinho believes that a bid in the region of £60million could lend him his target.

Meanwhile, Marcus Rojo is expected to departure from Old Trafford this summer.

 

In another transfer news, United have been linked with a move for Besiktas midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup.

Turkish media outlet Lig TV claims that United are preparing a £20m bid for the 23-year-old, who is a product of Arsenal’s youth academy.

Spanish website Deporte Valenciano last week claimed that Arsenal and Valencia are keeping tabs on the Turkey international.

Ozyakup is under contract with his current club until 2018.

 

Manchester United’s summer signing Eric Baily has revealed that he turned down interest from Manchester City to join United.

Baily, who joined United from Villarreal for a transfer fee of £30m, revealed that he joined United because he wanted to work for Jose Mourinho.

He also credited his compatriot Didier Drogba for helping him in making his decision.

“I signed for United because I like Mourinho, as simple as that,” Bailly told the Sunday Times (via Sky Sports) . “I wanted to play for someone who works very hard. I didn’t speak to Pep Guardiola but the ‘second’ manager called me and Mourinho called me as well.

“He said come and play for me. I prefer Mourinho, in part because of Didier Drogba, who Mourinho worked with. I have played with Didier in the Ivory Coast, he is a friend and he told me, ‘Jose did this for me, Jose did that for me’. Yaya also called me and said come to City. But once Jose spoke to me and Didier gave me advice, I knew straight away I wanted to play for him.”

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