MANCHESTER UNITED are ready to swoop for Sporting Lisbon pair Nuno Mendes and Eduardo Quaresma in a combined £82million deal.
The defensive pair, both 18, have been added to United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s summer shopping list, claim Portuguese sports website A Bola.
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Manchester United target Nuno Mendes in action for Sporting Lisbon
Eduardo Quaresma, in action for Sporting Lisbon, is a target for Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
The Portuguese club value both at £41m and have release clauses locked into their current contracts.
United have strong links with Sporting.
They paid the Primeira Liga club £55m for Bruno Fernandes in January.
Cristiano Ronaldo also moved to Old Trafford from the Lisbon club.
Left-back Mendes will be the top priority for Solskjaer.
He needs to strengthen and does not want to pay Leicester £60m for Ben Chilwell if there is a cheaper option of similar quality.
Mendes’ agent is Manuel Pinho, who brokered the Fernandes deal for Lisbon.
Centre-back Quaresma will also give the Norwegian more options as cover for Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof and the injury-prone Eric Bailly.
United are gearing up for a serious shot at the Premier League title next season.
Old Trafford chiefs hve been encourgaged by the progress made under Solsjaer.
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He could now get the money he needs to make United serious title contenders to take Liverpool off that perch again.
The Portuguese are braced for several raids on their top talent this summer.
Arsenal are after Joelson Fernandes.
By: Alan Scott
Title: Man Utd eye Sporting duo Quaresma and Mendes with defensive pair having combined £82m transfer release clauses
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/premierleague/12228621/united-transfer-defenders-sporting-lisbon/
Published Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2020 13:24:54 +0000