Since his days at Stamford Bridge, Jose Mourinho had envisioned managing Man United and his appointment as the helms man for the Red Devils became a realisation of his dream. The Portguese tactician reckons that he desires to stay put at the club for the foreseeable future.
Mourinho inherited a team in which he was dissatisfied with and so, he began rebuilding the squad, which saw him shattered the books to sign Paul Pogba and he has continued this term in similar stead, adding three more stars to the plethora of his otherwise strong squad.
Nonetheless, Mourinho is looking to go one better and reports according to the Express have claimed that the United boss is in regular contact with Barcelona’s versatile defender and Chelsea target Sergi Roberto.
The 25-year-old Spaniard played as a makeshift right back for the Catalan club last season, and he had a barnstorming campaign under former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique. He has found it difficult to dislodge the likes of Ivan Rakiti and Andreas Iniesta from his natural midfield position.
The arrival of Ernesto Valverde as the helms man of Barcelona has thrown Roberto’s future in doubt and the player is looking to play regularly, a feat he may not be able to achieve at Barcelona.
However, while United are keenly interested, Goal reports that Chelsea are willing to pay out the €40m release clause the player, in order to lure him to Stamford Bridge,.
Conte is short of option for his wing back position and having out to Man City in the chase of Danilo, the Italian coach is looking all over for a player that will give competition to Victor Moses.
Chelsea and Man United have been involved in several transfer battles this summer and it will be interesting to see how this one pans out.
Albeit he is under contract for United until 2019, he has not ruled out a move away from the Blaugrana side.