The former Chelsea manager has apparently met Gonzalo Higuain’s brother to discuss a move and a fee has been agreed. Mourinho will also hand the Argentine a lucrative 40 million pound deal to sign for the Premier League giants.
Higuain has been sensational for Napoli over the last few seasons and has been linked with a Premier League move since last summer. The Argentine striker was linked with a move to Chelsea when Mourinho was in charge.
According to an Italian journalist, Manchester United have agreed to pay £85million for the Napoli forward.
Also, the report states that instead of Woodward, Mourinho has himself negotiated Higuain’s wage demands. The 28-year-old wants a five-year contract worth £8m a season.
Higuain has worked with Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid and the duo share a very good relationship. Manchester United’s need for a striker is no secret and signing Higuain would certainly improve their attack.
The Napoli star has scored 27 goals in 29 appearances (Serie A) this season.