Jose Mourinho

Manchester United in talks with Galatasaray over defender

Making moves ahead of January

Manchester United are said to be in talks with Galatasaray in hope of completing a deal for one of their defenders with Jose Mourinho in the market for one.

It’s no secret that many of Man United’s problems this season have been due to their defensive frailties.

That was there for everyone to see when they faced Valencia on Wednesday evening.

The Old Trafford side fell to a 2-1 defeat and one of the goals they conceded were of significant interest.

That is because Phil Jones turned the ball into his own net, past the onrushing Sergio Romero.

Jones isn’t the only one that hasn’t impressed this season either.

Chris Smalling, Marcos Rojo and Eric Bailly have all had off moments throughout the campaign with Victor Lindelöf possibly their best one right now but has struggled with injury.

It has been made clear recently that Jose Mourinho would like a central defender and it looks as though the club are making sure he gets one.

 

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Arsenal to get beaten to the finish

That is because the club are reportedly in talks with Galatasaray over their defender Ozan Kabak.

The 18-year-old has impressed in Turkey and would command a price of around €20million.

It is claimed by Turkish outlet Aksam, as cited by the M.E.N, that Galatasaray president Mustafa Cengiz flew to Manchester this week.

It is said he held talks with the club over the signing of Kabak in January.

Kabak is said to be target for both Arsenal and United’s rivals Manchester City.

With that in mind, the player could be the perfect player to solve Mourinho’s defensive woes.

VALENCIA, SPAIN – DECEMBER 12: Phil Jones of Manchester United reacts after he scores an own goal during the UEFA Champions League Group H match between Valencia and Manchester United at Estadio Mestalla on December 12, 2018 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Huge for Man United: De Gea close to new £400,000 per week deal

While the transfer market will be important for Man United, David De Gea’s contract situation is more important.

Now, there are suggestions that a new deal is close.

Click here to find out more about a potential new deal. 

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