- Man Utd could exercise extension option in Mourinho’s contract
- PSG would have to splash out £24m on compensation package to prise him away
- Four signings touted to keep Mourinho happy at Old Trafford
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After a number of tumultuous years after Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure, Man Utd needed stability and consistency more than anything else.
Jose Mourinho appears to be offering that after winning three trophies in his first season in charge at Old Trafford, while he continues to strengthen his squad to aim for the biggest prizes in the years to come.
However, as noted by The Sun, speculation has surfaced over interest from Paris Saint-Germain, but Man Utd could reportedly exercise a one-year extension in his contract to force the Ligue 1 giants to pay a staggering £24m compensation package to prise him away from Manchester.
Mourinho’s current deal runs until 2019, but such has been the impact he’s made and arguably the concern interest from PSG has caused, there could be an extension in place before too long.
Man Utd eye four marquee signings
As part of their bid to keep him happy, Man Utd are also said to be keeping tabs on several transfer targets that the Portuguese tactician could add to his squad, as noted by The Daily Mail.
Carlos Soler, Emil Forsberg, Antoine Griezmann and Gareth Bale are all potential signings moving forward, and so armed with a big-money contract and marquee additions to his squad, there doesn’t seem to be too much reason for Mourinho to want to leave.
It remains to be seen whether or not it’s that simple though, with the Red Devils currently eight points adrift of Man City in the Premier League title race which leaves him under pressure to deliver results and trophies given the investment seen since he was appointed.
After failing to cope with Ferguson’s exit during tenures under David Moyes and Louis van Gaal, United are starting to look like a real force again, and keeping Mourinho will be key to the long-term picture of ensuring that they remain competitive.