Man Utd To Swoop For Arsenal & Spurs Stars As Part Of £200m+ Summer Splurge
Man Utd are eyeing Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil and Tottenham’s Danny Rose as part of a £200m+ spending spree as Jose Mourinho looks to address his squad issues.
The transfer window may be closed but clubs are still working hard ahead of January and next summer so we’ll bring you all the latest gossip from around the globe. Today, Man Utd are gearing up for a busy summer…
Manchester United are eyeing Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil and Tottenham’s Danny Rose as part of a £200m+ summer spending spree as Jose Mourinho looks to address his squad issues, according to the Mirror.
The newspaper says United want to strengthen the entire left side of their team with Mourinho hoping to sign up to four left-footed players to add some much-needed balance to their squad.
Left-back has been a problem area for Mourinho since he arrived at the club with the likes of Luke Shaw, Matteo Darmian and Daley Blind all failing to make the position their own.
Right-footed Ashley Young has now emerged as Mourinho’s preferred option at left-back but a long-term solution is needed and it looks like United have made Rose their No.1 target.
The England international’s future at Tottenham has been in doubt since he conducted a controversial interview in the summer that saw him question the clubs ambition and wage structure.
Rose has struggled to force his way back in to Mauricio Pochettino’s starting eleven since recovering from a knee injury and he was left ‘fuming’ after being axed from the squad for Tottenham’s defeat to Arsenal last weekend.
The 27-year-old was also not involved against West Brom on Saturday and the Mirror suggest that United are now ready to step-up their interest in Rose as they look to offer him a fresh start at Old Trafford.
A left-side attacker is also on Mourinho’s wish-list and the newspaper says United are eyeing a move for Ozil – who could be available on a free transfer in the summer.
Ozil is in the final year of his contract and is yet to agree terms over an extension so he could be heading for a reunion with Mourinho at Old Trafford having previously worked with him during their time at Real Madrid.
Another left-winger is also required at United as right-footers Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial are the primary candidates for the role at the minute and the Mirror claim that Mourinho is keeping a close eye on Gareth Bale.
The 29-year-old has been constantly linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent years and the rumours have intensified with Madrid reportedly open to the idea of cashing-in on Bale due to his injury problems.
An alternative target could be Antoine Griezmann with the newspaper saying United are ready to renew their interest in the Atletico Madrid forward after almost signing him last summer.
Mourinho certainly has some ambitious targets in mind and the Mirror suggest he’ll have at least £200m to spend to acquire the likes of Rose, Ozil, Bale and Griezmann so it sounds like it’s going to be an exciting few months ahead for United fans.
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