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Mourinho’s Manchester United move delayed due to image-rights issue

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Manchester United are all set to present Jose Mourinho as their new manager this week, but first they need to agree a fee with Chelsea, who own Mourinho’s signature and image rights.

The Blues have registered Mourinho’s name and signature for commercial purposes till 2025 and United need to agree a settlement with them in order to complete the deal.

According to reports, Mourinho has already agreed a 3 year deal worth 36 million pounds with the Old Trafford outfit and now Manchester United might have to pay a six figure sum to Chelsea.

Mourinho’s agent Jorge Mendes met with Ed Woodward earlier this week in London to finalise every other formality and once a deal is agreed with Chelsea, the Premier League giants are expected to announce Mourinho officially.

The issue with Mourinho’s signature and image rights is expected to be resolved by tomorrow.

Mourinho will be armed with a considerable transfer warchest and the Portuguese plans a complete overhaul of the Manchester United squad this summer. The former Chelsea manager has been linked with moves for Manolas, Stones, Nainggolan, Andre Gomes, Joao Mario, Saul, Morata and Nemanja Matic.

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