Jose Mourinho paved the way for £200m worth of Manchester United signings – report

by Tanveer Arayan

Jose Mourinho has opened the way for a £200m-plus transfer fee after clearing the levels at Manchester United.

The Portuguese boss will allegedly look to make major signings to turn his EFL Cup and Europa League winners into title contenders next season in the Premier League and Champions League.

He has been interested in the likes of Antoine Griezmann, Nemanja Matic and Michael Keane, and has confirmed he handed his list of targets to executive vice chairman Ed Woodward two months ago.

United have remade £35m from the sales of Morgan Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay in January, taken Bastian Schweinsteiger’s salary of around £200,000-a-week off the books, with Wayne Rooney‘s £300,000-a-week also set to go should he leave this summer.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is out of contract this summer and is currently on around £300,000-a-week, although his future at the club remains uncertain as he’s been stalling on a new deal.

Qualification for the Champions League has saved the club a £25m reduction United were set for in their £250m shirt sponsorship deal with Adidas.

There is plenty of business to do this summer, as the side look to overhaul the squad, and Woodward will be a very busy man after Mourinho has already gone on holiday to take his mind off football after a challenging first season at Old Trafford.

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