It’s happened again. The Transfer Tavern is filled with talk about a certain Special One.
While Jose Mourinho has seemingly agreed in principle to join Manchester United about a hundred times now, the Telegraph suggests a deal is all but complete and the Portuguese will commission a blockbuster double deal.
Though it is stressed that there is no formal contract in place, the self-proclaimed ‘Special One’ is thought to be increasingly confident of landing a job he has been strongly linked for numerous times.
However, power brokers inside the club are understood to want to avoid the sort of dip in form witnessed across the road at Manchester City when it was announced mid-season that Manuel Pellegrini would be departing.
Despite a largely awful season at Old Trafford, the club are still locked in a race to finish in the top four, as well as the FA Cup final.
Still, the 53-year old is reportedly working on the basis he will be handed the reins this summer and has set about formulating his own ideas ahead of what is likely to be a major summer of transfer activity.
He infamously tried and failed to land the Everton man this summer, though is prepared to rival Manchester City for his signature this summer.
Toni Kroos is also reportedly a target, as well as superstar Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
How much would the arrival of Stones/Sanches/Ibra/Kroos and Mourinho change United? Would they win them the league?