Manchester United manager José Mourinho will be unhappy due to his unsuccessful bid to sign Tottenham’s want-away defender Toby Alderweireld in the summer.
The Belgian international was declared surplus to requirement by Tottenham chief Levy, after the player’s contract saga with the North London club.
Despite his obvious qualities, the 70-capped Belgian full-back didn’t get much game-time under Mauricio Pochetino last term and he’s being tracked by José Mourinho, who is desperately in need of better and stronger defenders ahead of next season.
Though Levy is more than ready to cash-in on Alderweireld’s signature this summer, he’s not willing to release him for any fee below £70m.
According to rumors from Old Trafford, Mourinho is only set to pay £50m to their North London rivals Tottenham in the summer.
With the deal on the brink of collapsing, the Portuguese manager will need to turn his attention to another player, who would provide more strength and compactness to the team ahead of next season.
Sevilla’s Clement Lenglet, who is being tracked by Arsenal, is one defender who would perform brilliantly for the Red Devils.
Madrid and France defender Varane is another player whose presence at the heart of defense would bring out the best from his teammates.
Though young, his experience playing for Madrid is surely an added advantage.
Lively Jerome Boateng is the last player in the list of players whose influence will help stabilize Mourinho’s team at the back.
Having won virtually everything in the Bundesliga, it might be the right time for the German international to end his long-term stay at Allianz Arena in the summer.