Man Utd news LIVE updates: Mourinho offered £65m contract, Barcelona swap deal, Blind exit

Man Utd news LIVE updates: Mourinho offered £65m contract, Barcelona swap deal, Blind exit

MAN UTD NEWS LIVE UPDATES: Follow below for the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford…

Thursday October 12 

Mata rejects China

07.15: Juan Mata has turned down a mega-money move to China to stay at Old Trafford.

The Manchester United star was on the radar of an unnamed CSL side but is hoping to have his contract extended.

Mata is out of contract next summer but has a 12 month option on his deal.

Mata’s representatives were approached by intermediaries from China to see if he was keen on a move to the far east.

But the former Chelsea star wants to continue in Manchester

Mourinho offered bumper new deal 

06:00: Jose Mourinho is ready to sign a new £65million five-year deal at Manchester United. 

Mourinho has impressed at Manchester United since replacing Louis van Gaal and signing a three-year deal in 2016. 

And The Sun claim United are ready to offer him a bumper new deal, which will include huge bonuses for league positions and trophies. 

The final details are yet to be agreed upon, but the Portuguese boss is apparently ready to commit his long-term future to Old Trafford. 

Martial-Rakitic swap deal with Barcelona

05:30: Jose Mourinho is willing to offer Anthony Martial to Barcelona in exchange for Ivan Rakitic.

Martial, 21, has started just four games across all competitions for Manchester United this season and has impressed with five goals and six assists. 

But with game time set to be limited due his ongoing duel with Marcus Rashford, Spanish outlet Diario Gol claim Mourinho is open to offering the forward to Barcelona. 

It is said Mourinho had initially set his sights on Sergi Roberto. 

However, he has now turned his attentions towards veteran midfielder Rakitic and has proposed a swap deal with Martial heading to the Nou Camp. 

The Portuguese boss is apparently a huge admirer of the Croatia international and is willing to take a huge financial loss on Martial in order to sign him. 

But Diario Gol say Mourinho favours more experienced stars and believes Rakitic would be a good addition to his squad. 

Blind to Galatasaray?

05:00: Daley Blind is attracting interest from Galatasaray. 

Blind, 27, has less than 10 months remaining on his current contract at Manchester United. 

And Turkish outlet Fanatik claim Galatasaray are keen on signing him in January at a premium. 

But they could also look to seal a pre-contract agreement with him with view to a free transfer at the end of the season. 

Galatasaray boss Igor Tudor is supposedly unhappy with Iasmin Latovlevici and Martin Linnes and has eyed Blind and Juventus’ Kwadwo Asamoah as alternatives.

Published at Thu, 12 Oct 2017 04:52:30 +0000

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