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Sunday 25, November
- Man Utd are preparing a £50m bid to sign West Ham striker Marko Arnautovic
- Ed Woodward has issued Jose Mourinho a transfer policy
- Jose Mourinho has been told he can only sign younger players with sell-on value
- Manchester United are prepared to sell goalkeeper David de Gea
£50m Marko Arnautovic
Manchester United are preparing a big-money bid to sign West Ham striker Marko Arnautovic in January.
According to the Mirror, Jose Mourinho wants striker Arnautovic to fire Manchester United into the Premier League’s top four.
It’s claimed United are now preparing a bid is excess of £50million which could be lodged when the window reopens.
Sources close to the player claimed United were interested in bringing Arnautovic to Old Trafford back in the summer.
Ed Woodward transfer policy
Jose Mourinho has been told by Ed Woodward he can only sign younger players with sell-on value.
Mourinho will be given cash to spend when the transfer window reopens in January after a summer of frustration.
Manchester United missed out on their top targets and the boss has whinged ever since about the lack of activity.
Executive vice-chairman Woodward is willing to put that right in January but they must be players with potential to be worth even more.
One of those is Roma’s Lorenzo Pellegrini, although United will wait to the summer after discovering he has a release clause in his contract.
United have been monitoring the 22-year-old for a while but have become aware that they can get him for £26.5million at the end of the season.
David de Gea latest
Manchester United are prepared to sell goalkeeper David de Gea.
Thats according to The Sun, who claim United will demand £75million for his services at the end of the season.
De Gea, 28, still hasn’t signed a new contract at Old Trafford and the Red Devils will reportedly trigger a one-year option in his contract.
It’s claimed United will use the extension to try and gain as much as possible for their prized Spanish international, who is attracting attention from Juventus and Paris St-Germain.