Manchester United prepare offers for £85m pair: Real Madrid star & Belgian Wing Wizard top Jose Mourinho's wish-listPublished January 01, 2017
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is preparing moves to capture two top La Liga stars according to a number of sources.
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The Daily Express claim Jose Mourinho will conduct a raid of his former side Real Madrid in order to land Portuguese international Pepe.
Mourinho has worked with the 33-year-old centre-back both at the Bernabeu and also during their shared time at FC Porto and now the Old Trafford boss is ready to launch a formal offer to secure the veteran defender on a free transfer deal next summer.
Pepe is out of contract at the end of the current campaign and Manchester United can therefore make a formal offer in January.
Pepe is a dependable performer who has previously had issues with his temperament but is arguably still very capable of making a strong impact in the English top tier.
The tigerish battler has spent ten seasons at Real Madrid and may well feel that a move to reunite with Mourinho would be preferable to money-spinning offers from China.
The Man United boss is also keen on securing Atletico Madrid winger Yannick Carrasco according to the Daily Star.
This source claims that Mourinho has been tracking the Belgian international for a number of years and is seemingly not put off by his exorbitant £85m release clause.
Carrasco has been in fine form this term, this despite the fact that his Vicente Calderon side are struggling, the former AS Monaco man bagging 10 goals from 18 starts in all competitions.
Mourinho is also hotly tipped to make a move for Carrasco’s team-mate Antoine Griezmann but one imagines such efforts could prove very tricky indeed.
Manchester United started the season in uncertain fashion but have hit a good run of form of late with Mourinho’s side going 12 matches unbeaten.
Summer signings Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan have all impressed in recent weeks and Mourinho will be backed in the transfer market as Man United attempt to get back to the heights they regularly reached under Sir Alex Ferguson.