Manchester United fans propping up the bar in the Transfer Tavern this evening have reacted with sheer delight following reports in the Sun that Jose Mourinho is all but certain to takeover AND has given the go ahead for a sensational triple summer swoop.
With the 53-year old widely tipped to be handed the reins at Old Trafford, attentions look to have turned to another major summer of recruitment for the Red Devils.
Despite investing around a quarter of a billion pounds over the past two summers under Louis van Gaal, the once proud titans of English football are slipping further away from the Premier League pace setters.
However, the spending doesn’t appear to be on the verge of stopping as Mourinho has reportedly identified three blockbuster targets.
Everton’s John Stones, who he infamously tried to land while with Chelsea, is said to be a defensive priority despite a dip in form this season.
They claim United would have to match the £50m offered by the Blues last summer.
PSG captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic is out of contract at the end of the season and is understood to be willing to link up with the Portuguese again, having shared a good relationship while with Inter Milan a few years ago.
Last but not least, highly rated Benfica midfielder Renato Sanches is believed to be a major £40m target though still only a teenager.
Would the arrival of Mourinho, Stones, Ibrahimovic and Sanches make Manchester United big players again?