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Manchester United are preparing a major triple transfer swoop which they hope will give Jose Mourinho a squad capable of challenging for the Premier League title, according to The Sun.
Sky Sports are reporting this afternoon that French champions Paris Saint-Germain have made an approach to the Special One to replace Laurent Blanc as their manager next season.
But The Sun claims that the former Chelsea boss is planning for next campaign with the expectation that he will be succeeding Louis van Gaal in the Old Trafford hotseat in the summer.
The Dutchman is coming under increasing pressure as the Red Devils risk missing out on Champions League qualification, and a first FA Cup triumph in 12 years might not even save him.
To rub salt into PSG’s wounds, The Sun understands that Mourinho has sanctioned a move for their talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic, as well as swoops for John Stones and Renato Sanches.
Ibrahimovic is out of contract with PSG at the end of the season, and Mourinho would reportedly be happy to link up with the Swede again after enjoying their time together at Inter Milan.
And The Sun adds that two of Europe’s top young talents – Everton defender Stones and Benfica midfielder Sanches, are also central to Mourinho’s plans to make United a force again.
The Sun reports that Sanches, 18, would cost one of his many suitors around £40m, while United would have to pay at least £50m to land Stones, 21, despite his shaky season for the Toffees.
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