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Favourite for Man United eyeing international defender if he gets the job

jose mourinhojose mourinho98Whilst Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern await news of Jose Mourinho’s appointment at Old Trafford, there’s certainly plenty of transfer news to keep them occupied.

The latest gossip to talk about comes from TalkSport, who state Mourinho has identified Inter Milan defender Jeison Murillo as an ideal target to pursuit, if he is elected successor to Louis Van Gaal.

Van Gaal is under intense pressure after another disappointing season, which could lead the Red Devils to miss out on Champions League football next term, and an early exit from the competition at the group stage handed another blow to what’s been a disappointing pursuit.

Mourinho has been the favourite to succeed Van Gaal ever since his dismissal from Chelsea in mid-December and, if he gets the job, Colombian international Murillo is high on his defensive wish-list.

A move for the South American will not be cheap though, as it’s stated it will cost United £28m, but he’d certainly improve what’s been a leaky defence.

Who else should Mourinho target? Let us know in the comments below!

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