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United Prepared To Hijack Chelsea Target

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Joao Mario

Manchester United are prepared to hijack Chelsea target Joao Mario as per reports from Fichajes. The Club was earlier linked with Mario right after the Renato Sanches move fell apart. However in the recent times Chelsea had been pipped to sign the dynamic midfielder.

Not unless United have their say of course. The Red Devils are looking to strengthen in the summer and thus far the only department they are lacking in is the midfield. While Paul Pogba is a popular name on the media, the deal for the French international could be a long drawn saga. Meanwhile 23 year old Mario has a release clause of £51 million but Sporting are believed to be willing to sell him for much lesser. The report claims that a bid of around £33 million would make the deal possible.

Antonio Conte is seriously interested in the player but Mancehster United may suddenly swoop in for the player if they feel that the Pogba deal is too cumbersome.