Manchester United have agreed to pay the £32m release clause of Roma centre-back Kostas Monalas, that’s according to Italian journalist Nicolo Schira.
During his reign at United, Mourinho made the signing of centre-back one of the priorities of the summer but the brass of United did not sanction a deal for one, even though they had Manolas on their transfer radar.
Harry Maguire, Toby Alderweireld and Kalidou Koulibaly were among the players heavily linked with a move to United but non yielded to the offers of the Manchester club.
There are claims United have made move to sign Kalidou Koulibaly this month, but Napoli have revealed they will not listen to any offers for him. It appears that the Red Devils have found a viable option in a bid to strengthen their backline.
Greece defender who share agent with former Man United stars Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Paul Pogba is wanted by United.
Schira claims United have held talks with Mino Raiola over a possible deal for Manolas.
“#ManchesterUnited is really interested in Kostas #Manolas for the next season and talked with his agent #Raiola,” Schira wrote on Twitter.
“#ManUtd is ready to pay the clause (€36M) and offered €6M at year for him,” Schira added.