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Man United set for ruthless £5m deal if Mourinho arrives, could go through instantly

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Silly season in the Transfer Tavern hasn’t even started yet and our locals, no matter who they support, have already been forced to endure a prolonged saga.

The pendulum that is Jose Mourinho’s potential move to Manchester United this summer continues to swing, with the latest reports suggesting he has been asked to wait another year.

While that’s unlikely to have gone down well in the Portuguese’s camp, the Times suggest that current boss Louis van Gaal could be in for major a cash windfall is he is axed before his contract is up.

It is claimed the club would be forced to shell out £5m, 66% of his salary, to the Dutchman if he is given his marching orders this summer.

The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach is believed to be on an £8m yearly salary, though ‘only’ £3.3m is guaranteed basic pay, with the rest coming in bonuses.

He could bank £400,000 if he wins the Red Devils the FA Cup later this month against Crystal Palace, though has missed out on £1.5m by not winning either the Premier League or the Champions League.

Has Mourinho missed the boat on Manchester United by now? 

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