Jose Mourinho has reportedly been told he will be allowed to make four summer signings at Manchester United after putting pen to paper on a new deal recently.
The Portuguese coach had been tipped as a potential target for big-spending Paris Saint-Germain after the United boss made a point about highlighting their lure and spending abilities.
However, all that talk was put to bed in January when Mourinho committed himself to a new United contract until 2020, which included the options for an extra year.
But the former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss reportedly needed to be convinced of the club’s ambition before signing on the dotted line.
Although United had just secured Alexis Sanchez, The Sun report that Mourinho was promised a further four big-money signings in the summer.
The report adds that Mourinho would only sign a new deal at the club if the funds were released for him to sign a new holding midfielder as well as three new defenders.
It’s suggested Mourinho is on the hunt for a new long-term midfield partner for Paul Pogba and long-term heir for Michael Carrick, while it’s suggested two centre-halves could be signed in the wake of recent frustrations surrounding Phil Jones and Chris Smalling.
The likes of Toby Alderweireld, Harry Maguire and Raphael Varane have all been mentioned as possible targets.
The club could also look to sign a new right-back with the years creeping up on Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian expected to return to Italy this summer.
Mourinho hinted at his transfer intentions earlier this month, saying: “It’s bad for you [the media] because you like to have things to write and things to speculate, especially in the summer – but I don’t want attacking players so don’t speak about attacking players that are coming here because nobody is coming here.
“We have Mata, Lukaku, Rashford, Martial, Alexis – I don’t want attacking players, so speculation in the summer you have to go to other areas.”
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