Jose Mourinho Reportedly Pushing To Get £40m Deal Over The Line
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is said to be desperate to complete at least one transfer before the window shuts tomorrow night and it looks like it's going to cost him.
French defensive midfielder Tiemoué Bakayoko is rumoured to be at the top of his wishlist as Benfica are said to be unwilling to let Victor Lindelöf leave for United.
The Monaco man won't be cheap though. The 22-year old has made 18 appearances in Ligue 1 this season and would cost an eye-watering £40 million for the Red Devils.
Having sold Morgan Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay already this window with Ashley Young potentially on the verge of a move away, United could be thin on the ground in their push for Champions League football.
They currently sit 6th in the Premier League, four points behind Liverpool in 4th and their could be value on a 'Top 4 Finish' at 5/4 if they manage to get their man in before the deadline.
For those who doubt their credentials, they're 8/13 to finish just short of the coveted Top 4, 6/5 to finish above their 'noisy neighbours' Manchester City and 13/8 to outplace fierce rivals Liverpool.
Away from the league, Mourinho's men are 11/2 to complete a domestic cup double; having beaten Wigan 4-0 in the FA Cup Fourth Round on Sunday and having qualified for the EFL Cup final last Thursday.