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Samuel Umtiti

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is ready to go all out for Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti.

Reports in Spain say, the Portuguese manager is very interested in securing the services of the French defender who he believes is in no rush to sign a new contract at Nou Camp. And with that, Mourinho is ready to take full advantage.

Mourinho was reportedly targeting Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane for the center-back position but Umtiti is said to now be top of the list.

It is left to be seen if Barcelona will sanction the sale of Umtiti who is currently sidelined with an injury as they are not blessed with a lot of center-back options.

Reports also say another Barcelona star is also in the sights of the United manager. Sergi Roberto is also being linked with the club as he was during the summer. The versatile midfield player is believed to be the type of player Mourinho is in search for as he hopes to make ground on Premier League run-away leaders Manchester City for the remainder of the season.

We will wait to see if any of these players will indeed don the famous red and white colours of Red Devils in the near future.

Manchester United are currently 11 points behind Manchester City in the Premier League table after they slumped to 2-1 defeat to their rivals over the weekend.

The writer is a passionate Man United fan. He has good insights into the world of football especially the English Premier League.