Is Jose Mourinho trying to bring Chelsea legend John Terry to Manchester United? The former England skipper’s contract with the blues will expire at the end of this season, and the club hasn’t offered the 35-year-old a new deal yet.
Mourinho, the former Chelsea manager is Manchester United’s No. 1 choice if the club part ways with the Dutchman Louis Van Gaal this summer. Terry will be meeting Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia to discuss a new deal on Thursday. The bookies have rated Terry’s chances of signing with the Red Devils at 5/1, which is the second favorite. New York Red Bulls, a Major League Soccer team remains the most likely destination for Terry, according to the Express.
United’s defeat against West Ham has made Van Gaal’s position more precarious in United. If United fails to qualify for the next season’s Champions league, it could be the end of Van Gaal at Old Trafford. United now not only need to win against Bournemouth at home, but also has to depend on Manchester City’s “slip” at Swansea.
Jose Mourinho remained tight-lipped about his possible future assignment with United. “There is plenty of time,” the Portuguese replied, possibly hinting that Van Gaal’s job rests on a top-four finish.
Meanwhile, the Red Devils bid for signing Benfica’s Renato Sanchez came to an end as the 18-year-old midfielder inked a contract with Bayern Munich on Tuesday worth $39 million. Bayern’s successful bid left the Premiership giants terribly disappointed. Portuguese International Sanchez had a stellar season with Benfica and made a mark in the European circuit as a talented play-maker.
Bayern chairman and former star Karl-Heinz Rummenigge was ecstatic after the deal.
“We’re pleased we’ve been able to sign him despite big-name international competition,” declared Rummenigge. “Renato is dynamic, a good tackler and a technically skilled midfielder who’ll add even more strength to our team.”
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