Mourinho identifies perfect playmaker for Griezmann… but they will cost Man Utd £155m
JOSE MOURINHO is reportedly eyeing a £70million swoop at Manchester United for Monaco's Bernardo Silva.
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The United boss is holding off until the summer to make major signings at Old Trafford.
Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann is said to be Mourinho's primary target, but he wants a top playmaker to complement the France international.
According to The Sun, a move for 22-year-old midfielder Silva is being plotted, but the duo are set to cost a staggering £155million combined.
Bernardo Silva has four assists and two goals for Monaco in Ligue 1 this season
Mourinho's compatriot Silva would also prove to be an expensive acquisition due to Real Madrid's interest
Griezmann's £85m buy-out clause means United will likely need to meet that figure to land the Atletico star.
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While Mourinho's compatriot Silva would also prove to be an expensive acquisition due to Real Madrid's interest.
It is said Zinedine Zidane's side will also battle for the Monaco man's signature.
However, Manchester United have a few advantages to help a deal go through.
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The £58m signing of Anthony Martial from Monaco a year and a half ago means the two clubs have a relationship.
Meanwhile, Silva is represented by super-agent Jorge Mendes, who is also the agent of Jose Mourinho.
The creative midfielder is one of Portugal's most promising talents, but missed out on Euro 2016 due to injury.
Silva joined Monaco permanently from Benfica in 2015 for £14m, although his stock has risen significantly since then.
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