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Manchester United hijacked in £15m chase for top target by European giants

jose mourinhojose mourinho98While the mood of the Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern has taken a significant upturn following last night’s win over West Ham, the pro-Jose Mourinho camp keeping us busy behind the bar tonight have become slightly nervy.

It’s no secret that the 53-year old has been widely linked with the managerial post at Old Trafford, though reports in the Daily Mail suggest Paris Saint-Germain could emerge as a viable alternative for the controversial Portuguese.

He’s been touted as the man to replace the largely under fire Louis van Gaal at the Theatre of Dreams, though recently insisted he has not yet reached an agreement with any club.

It is claimed that the Ligue 1 champions are weighing up a move for the former Inter Milan coach following their elimination from the Champions League in the quarter-final stage at the hands of Manchester City.

Current boss Laurent Blanc only penned a new two-year deal in the French capital back in February, though has come under fire in Paris as a result of Tuesday’s loss at the Etihad.

The Parisians are one of the richest clubs in the world, and while the self-proclaimed ‘Special One’ is said to have previously frowned upon French football, the club are able to offer him £15m a year in wages.

A return to Real Madrid has also been mooted, though Los Blancos coach Zinedine Zidane led the Spanish giants into the semi-finals of Europe’s elite continental competition, somewhat alleviating the pressure for now.

Can you really see Mourinho NOT going to Manchester United after all of this?

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