Jose Mourinho joined Manchester United earlier this summer with the expressed intent of signing four specific players. With three out of the four players signed, and the fourth practically on his way, Mourinho now has decided he needs more.
The Portuguese boss took charge of his third game as United manager last night leading his side to a 5-2 victory over Turkish club Galatasaray. They had led 1-0 following Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s stunning overhead kick just three minutes into his debut but trailed 2-1 going into the half time interval.
Jose also saw his United side battered by Borussia Dortmund last week as the much fitter Germany club beat the Premier League giants 4-1 in China, prompting Mourinho to go hunting for an experienced defender.
Despite the signing of Eric Bailly who cost £30million from Villarreal, Manchester United will attempt to sign Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci who would cost in excess of £50million. The Italian defender impressed at Euro 2016 and has attracted interest from Manchester City and Chelsea. However the extended negotiations shown by the Italian club during the chase for Paul Pogba may put the Red Devils off.
Other options include Ezequiel Garay of Zenit St Petersburg, and Jose Fonte of Southampton. The Portuguese defender would be the cheapest of the three options, but showed his defensive stability as he helped Portugal lift the Euro 2016 crown this summer.