Jose Mourinho has reportedly been in talks with Neymar
Manchester United are ready to smash the world transfer record this summer by bringing in Barcelona star Neymar.
Spanish newspaper Sport claim the Red Devils have made the Brazil international a priority signing.
And the Premier League club are prepared to match his huge £173m [€200m] release clause in the process – eclipsing their £89m deal for Paul Pogba last summer.
Manchester United are willing to match Neymar's £173m release clause
The report says United have already held talks with Neymar's representatives and are willing to make him an offer he cannot refuse.
The club are offering the 25-year-old a staggering £415,000-a-week contract which would make him the highest paid player in the Premier League.
And Jose Mourinho is also said to be playing a huge part in negotiations to help get the deal over the line.
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The United boss has reportedly been orchestrating the move, personally calling Neymar to tempt him into leaving the Nou Camp.
Chelsea are also said to have been showing interest in the Brazilian, but Roman Abramovich is reportedly not keen to match his huge release clause.
Neymar has made 25 appearances for Barca this season in all competitions, scoring 14 foals and providing 23 assists.
Speaking to The Sun last week, the former Santos man admitted he does have an ambition to play in the Premier League.
Manchester United will reportedly make Neymar the highest paid player in the Premier League
"The Premier League is a championship that amazes me," Neymar said.
“I like the playing style and the teams. And who knows, someday, I would like to play at it, yes.
“I admire Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool — these are the teams that are always there fighting.
“And then you have high-level coaches like Mourinho and Guardiola. These are coaches with whom any player would like to work.”