A look at potential Man Utd targets and analyzing their chances of moving to Old Trafford

Newly appointed Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is expected to spend big to rebuild his new squad for the upcoming season with a host of world-class players anticipated to arrive at Old Trafford this summer.

The Portuguese coach has already made his first signing for the club by landing former Villarreal centre back Eric Bailly for £25 million.

Man Utd and Mourinho are set for a very busy summer and here’s a list of players that Man United have been linked with in recent weeks as we evaluate their chances of joining the Premier League giants before the transfer window shuts down.

  • John Stones

    The Everton centre back has established himself as one of the best young defender in the Premier League and is expected to leave the Merseyside club this summer.
    Mourinho made several attempts to sign the England International last summer for Chelsea but Manchester City appear to be favorites to land him this time around following the arrival of Eric Bailly at Man Utd.

    Chances of joining Man Utd: 50/50

  • Paul Pogba
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    Only a world record transfer fee will have any chance of convincing Juventus to sell their star midfielder and it seems highly unlikely that Jose Mourinho will sanction an offer of that magnitude in his first transfer window as Man Utd boss.

    Chances of joining Man Utd: Low

  • Rafael Varane
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    Man Utd have reportedly made inquiries to sign the 23-year-old, who flourished during Mourinho’s spell at Real Madrid. The former Chelsea boss remains a huge admirer of Varane and will pounce at any chance to lure him despite having already signed Eric Bailly.

    Chances of joining Man Utd: Low

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic
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    According to several sources, the Swedish centre forward is all set to join the Old Trafford outfit on a free transfer after the Euro 16. The 34-year-old has already agreed personal terms with the Premier League giants and is expected to sign a one-year contract.

    Chances of joining Man Utd: High

  • Andre Gomes
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    The £40 million-rated midfielder is targeted by several European clubs but Man Utd are believed to be favorites for his signature since the Portuguese is represented by super-agent Jorge Mendes, who also represents Mourinho.
    However, it remains unclear as to whether Mourinho is keen to sign a central midfielder this summer since he will have Ander Herrera, Morgan Schneiderlin, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick at his disposal next season.


    Chances of joining Man Utd: High
  • Nemanja Matic
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    Matic, who played a key role in Chelsea’s title winning season, remains a Mourinho-faithful and is reportedly hoping to reunite with his former boss at Man Utd.
    Although, Chelsea will be reluctant to sell the defensive midfielder to a direct league-rival and will want more than £30 million for the Serbian International.

    Chances of joining Man Utd: 50/50

  • Saul Niguez
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    Despite signing a new contract to stay at Atletico Madrid, Saul is said to be wanted by the Red Devils. The midfielder has caught the eyes of a host of European clubs but his signature will cost over £50 million.

    Chances of joining Man Utd: Low

  • Alvaro Morata
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    The in-demand striker looks poised to leave Juventus this summer with a return to Real Madrid the most likely outcome. However, Man Utd and Chelsea continue their pursuit to sign the centre forward with reports emerging that the 23-year-old prefers a move to Old Trafford.

    Chances of joining Man Utd: 50/50

  • Henrikh Mkhitaryan
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    Man Utd have shown interest to sign the Dortmund winger and his agent Mino Raiola claimed this week that Mkhitaryan wants to move to Old Trafford.
    The Red Devils are in search of a winger with pace and habit of notching goals and Mkhitaryan, who scored 23 goals and provided 32 assists last season, fits the bill precisely.

    Chances of joining Man Utd: High

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