Premier League giants Manchester United are ready to part with a world record compensation fee in their quest to lure Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino from North London at the end of this season.
The Daily Telegraph via thisisfutbol claim that the Red Devils have made the Argentine tactician their number one target as they try to appoint a permanent manager next summer.
It was also revealed that inside sources in Tottenham believe that Champions League holders Real Madrid will pose more threat for the North London club if they want to keep Mauricio Pochettino at White Hart Lane beyond next season.
Earlier reports had said that Manchester United might have to pay at least £40m in compensation fee to Tottenham Hotspur if they want to make for Espanyol and Southampton boss their permanent manager.
Manchester United are looking for a fourth permanent manager in five years following the sacking of Jose Mourinho.
The former Inter Milan and FC Porto manager lost his job for the Red Devils’ dismal start to the season.
Ex-Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been named the interim manager until the end of this season.
Solskjaer has won his two games in charge of the team scoring eight goals and conceding just two goals.