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Jose Mourinho wants three new players at Manchester United

Manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly looking to lure three new players to Manchester United ahead of the 2018/19 season.

Despite being second in the Premier League table to arguably one of the strongest teams in Europe, Manchester City, Mourinho is apparently looking to spend big money during the off-season.

According to the Daily Mirror, the Portuguese manager wants to bring a central defender, a left back and a holding midfielder in the next window.

It has been claimed that Borussia Dortmund’s Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Tottenham Hotspur’s Toby Alderweireld are his main transfer targets for the centre back spot.

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Mourinho is reportedly still interested in Spurs’ out-of-favour fullback Danny Rose, who got a rarer runout for the Lilywhites in their 4-1 win over Bournemouth in the Premier League this past weekend, while Lazio’s central midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is said to be the club’s prime target for the engine room.

The Serbian international has been in great form in Italy this season, scoring 11 goals and assisting a further seven strikes in 37 games.

While Rose could replace Luke Shaw at United, Milinkovic-Savic could fill the void created by the soon-to-retire Michael Carrick and Marouane Fellaini, who is yet to sign a new deal with the Red Devils and could leave on a free at the end of the campaign.

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