Transfer Talk: Manchester United eye Marco Verratti to play with Fred in new-look midfield
We could be watching a new-look Manchester United midfield next season, according to the Mirror , which says Jose Mourinho “wants to make Paris Saint-Germain’s Marco Verratti his marquee summer signing.”
Mourinho has identified Italy international Verratti as his “top target,” but United might have to pay around £100 million to persuade the French champions to sell.
Verratti could be playing alongside Shakhtar Donetsk’s Brazil international Fred , for whom a deal might be done in the coming days. Brazil manager Tite said he understood the interest in the 25-year-old after his team’s 2-0 friendly win against Croatia on Sunday and urged the player and club to get things wrapped up quickly . “If I was a manager I’d ask to sign him as well,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Manchester Evening News says Mourinho might also move for West Ham forward Marko Arnautovic after watching him play for Austria last week.
West Ham “are said to value their player of the season, who has four years left on his contract, at £50m.”