Manchester United are preparing a mammoth £61m bid to lure Roma and Belgium midfielder Radja Nainggolan to Old Trafford this summer, according to reports from Italy.
Nainggolan, when asked about his future, made it clear that he would make a decision over his next club when he returned from holiday.
And according to TuttoMercatoWeb, Man United will attempt to prize the highly rated midfielder away from Rome with a lofty £61m bid.
The report also states that Roma have placed a £70m price tag on the Belgian – a figure that Inter Milan, now backed by wealthy Chinese investors, have baulked at.
Roma have set their price for Nainggolan, and United’s offer – whilst below the valuation – will push the ball back into their court. Surely they would have to consider such a lofty sum for a player who, at 29, can only have three or four years left at his peak.
Mourinho clearly sees something in the Belgian: bullish, indefatigable and, most crucially, capable of grabbing goals from midfield – something he desperately lacked last term.