Man Utd transfer news: Harry Maguire decision made but Jose Mourinho has other ideas

Jose Mourinho is desperate to splash the cash before today’s 5pm deadline.

The Red Devils have completed three deals, with Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant heading to Old Trafford.

However, Mourinho wants at least two more signings today, with a centre-back his top priority.

Leicester’s Maguire, Tottenham star Alderweireld and Boateng of Bayern Munich are targets for the Red Devils.

And according to Sky Sports, the Old Trafford board would rather sign England’s World Cup hero Maguire out of the trio.

However, they say Mourinho’s preferred choice is Germany international Boateng.

Leicester are demanding around £75m for Maguire, who impressed at the World Cup in Russia this summer.

However, the Foxes’ stance hasn’t changed, with Claude Puel currently refusing to sell the former Hull star before today’s deadline.

Should Bayern defender Boateng head to Old Trafford, it would likely be a loan deal.

As for Alderweireld, Spurs are said to be keen to sell the Belgium international, providing United meet their valuation.

Mourinho cut a frustrated figure during United’s pre-season tour of America.

The Red Devils boss has been vocal on his summer transfer plans, revealing he’s far from happy with the Old Trafford board.

“We basically have the same players,” said Mourinho.

“The players we have bought, one is a goalkeeper cover, one is a 19-year-old kid, so in fact we have one new player which is Fred.

“So of course our team is not going to be very different.”

Mourinho is desperate to splash the cash to catch Manchester City this season.

United watched on last time out as Pep Guardiola’s side stormed to the Premier League title, with City breaking the 100-point barrier for the first time.

Man Utd transfer news – who has Jose Mourinho signed this summer?

Players in: Fred (£47m, Shakhtar Donetsk), Diogo Dalot (£19m, Porto), Lee Grant (£1.5m, Stoke).

Players out: Dean Henderson (loan, Sheffield United), Joe Riley (undisclosed, Bradford), Sam Johnstone (£6.5m, West Brom), Daley Blind (£14.1m, Ajax), Matty Willock (loan, St Mirren), Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (loan, Scunthorpe), Max Johnstone, Jake Kenyon, Ilias Moutha-Sebtaoui, Devonte Redmond, Theo Richardson, Charlie Scott (all released), Michael Carrick (retired).

Source: https://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/1001083/Man-Utd-transfer-news-Harry-Maguire-decision-Jose-Mourinho-Boateng-rumours-gossip-news

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