Jose Gimenez reportedly wants to join Man United this summer
Jose Mourinho will be given a large transfer budget this summer to bolster his squad.
The Manchester United boss will be hoping to bring in players capable of returning the Old Trafford outfit to the top of the table.
This season Mourinho faces a fight on his hands to get United into the Champions League for next season with the race for the top four heating up.
Jose Mourinho is keen to bolster his defensive options in the summer
But they are the favourites to lift the Europa League which would offer a back-up route into Europe's elite competition.
In order for Mourinho to challenge for trophies on multiple fronts though, he wants to build on his defensive options.
And the Manchester Evening News claims that Gimenez, a target of United's in January, wants to join the Premier League club in the summer.
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Benfica's Victor Lindelof was also another target strongly linked with a move to United in January.
Gimenez's contract runs out in 2018 but it includes a £56million buyout clause.
The report claims United would be reluctant to pay the huge transfer fee given the 22-year-old has just one year left on his deal at Atletico.
Gimenez has played just seven La Liga games for Atletico this season with Diego Simeone preferring the pairing of Diego Godin and Stefan Savic.