Manchester United needed to strengthen their team in the winter transfer window but failed. Can they finish in the top four now? We shall see.
Even now, top players are linked with the Old Trafford club and once again Tiemoue Bakayoko is in the limelight.
The French international was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United last month (via The Times) but he eventually stayed with the Ligue 1 leaders.
Now, according to the latest reports, the 22-year-old defensive midfielder is refusing to sign a new contract and Man United can finally get his signing done next summer for a fee of around £34m-£38m (SW via L’Equipe).
Back in October 2016, French source (SW via) Le10sport claimed that Mourinho loves Bakayoko. This season, Tiemoue has been rock solid for Monaco.
Jose has always had a top quality holding midfielder in his system. He had the likes of Makelele and Essien in his first reign with Chelsea. At Inter Milan, Jose had Cambiasso. At Real Madrid, he had the likes of Diarra and Khedira. In his second reign with the Blues, Mou brought back Matic from Benfica.
The Portuguese manager sold Morgan Schneiderlin last month and he needs a top DM to replace the former Southampton star. Someone like Bakayoko completely fits the bill.
This season, the Les Bleus star has featured in 22 games for Monaco, scored two goals and provided one assist.
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