Jose Mourinho is confident Manchester United will make a statement signing during his first summer transfer window, according to reports.
The Portuguese boss allegedly prioritised a deal for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba and even vetoed a move for Miralem Pjanic to allow the club to pay the Frenchman’s world-record asking price.
A deal for Zlatan Ibrahimovic is expected to be announced in the next coming days after he retired from international football and Sweden were eliminated from Euro 2016.
He is also working on a deal for Borussia Dortmund’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan, although Man United had a €24m rejected earlier in the week, the German club have named their price for the Armenian midfielder at €40 million.
Mourinho has been filling the gaps at Old Trafford, we needed a defender and he bought in Eric Bailly, we need a striker and an Ibrahimovic deal is in the works and we definitely lacked a right winger but now we’ve been linked with a move for Mkhitaryan.
He’s said to be intent on clinching at least four signings in his first summer transfer window as United manager and is looking to assemble a potential squad capable of challenging for titles.
Since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013, United have broken their transfer record with the additions of Juan Mata from Chelsea and Angel di Maria from Real Madrid but we get the sense that the Portuguese boss will have no trouble breaking the record a few more times.