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Manchester United were ready to spend 100 million pounds on the central defender

Manchester United were ready to spend 100 million pounds on the central defender

MANCHESTER, England – Manchester United were ready to support coach Jose Mourinho breaking the transfer record for a defender this summer, but it was not encouraged that the best central defenders in the world were available, sources said. ; ESPN. The United States was willing to spend £ 100 million for a central defender – which would have eclipsed the £ 75 million Liverpool paid for Virgil van Dijk in January – but the most important targets like Raphael Varane eventually proved to be out of reach. Sources told the ESPN FC that Ed Woodward and Real Madrid President Florentino Perez met in Miami last month, but the negotiations for the French World Cup winner have never taken off. The transfer window was closed on Thursday, with United not adding to the three summer purchases Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant.Transfer news must-read- Transfer Talk LIVE: the latest news and the latest rumors of the final day
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– Made bargainMourinho had tried desperately to add a defender to his team before kick-off the Premier League against Leicester at Old Trafford on Friday, but offers proposed for Harry Maguire, Toby Alderweireld, Yerry Mina, Jerome Boateng and Diego Godin never materialized. he told ESPN FC that United, who achieved the second best league record in the league last season, was worried about the size of the shares quoted by Leicester for Maguire and Tottenham for Alderweireld and decided that both offers did not they represented a good quality / price ratio. and Daniel Levy spoke once during the summer when the president of Tottenham asked for the availability of Anthony Martial and Juan Mata – investigations that were both rejected. United, according to sources, also had reservations about the Boateng injury record and offered to take the German on loan before Bayern Monaco rejected the proposal. In the meantime, Mina's interest ended when the Colombian advisors asked what was described as "ridiculous". "Dear". The 23-year-old eventually left Barcelona for Everton in a £ 28 million deal on the day of the deadline. A provisional investigation for Diego Godin, 32, only seemed to speed up Uruguay's international contract negotiations with Atletico Madrid. Leave Mourinho to the head in the new season with the five central defenders already at his disposal – Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Victor Lindelof and Marcos Rojo.Rojo will remain at Old Trafford after United failed to get the new arrival that Mourinho wanted. Timothy Fosu-Mensah left the club on the day of the deadline after signing a one-season loan contract at the Premier League Fulham.
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