Manchester United have set their sights on Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe and Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski after encountering difficulty with their pursuit of Antoine Griezmann, according to reports.
It was revealed over the January transfer window that a deal between Man United and Atletico Madrid had been agreed for the Frenchman, but these reports were quickly denied by the club.
Further reports have claimed that Mourinho had identified Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane as a potential back-up option if United fail to secure Griezmann’s signature over the summer.
And according to the Independent‘s Miquel Delaney, the 54-year-old has also pinpointed Mbappe and Lewandowski as alternative options ahead of this year’s transfer window.
The chances of Lewandowski leaving Bayern Munich are relatively slim: the Pole has been an effervescent, immovable presence under Carlo Ancelotti, claiming 30 goals in 34 appearances since the Italian’s arrival, and made it clear during last season’s January transfer window that he was happy with life at the Allianz Arena.
Mbappe, on the other hand, serves as a more realistic prospect: Man United have developed a strong relationship with Monaco over the years through deals involving Radamel Falcao and Anthony Martial, but they will be wary – especially after the deal involving the latter – of the heavy price tag Monaco will place on the 18-year-old’s head.