Manchester United transfer news: Doubts grow over Mourinho's future, Benfica demand £14m for Embalo, and more, 24th December 2017
No new deal for Mourinho?
The Manchester United board are growing hesitant over their decision to back Jose Mourinho as their manager next season after the club stumbled to yet another last-minute goal and only managed a 2-2 against Leicester on Saturday.
According to The Mirror, United board are worried about Mourinho's style of play at the club and are seeking improvement in coming seasons.
Mourinho's history also suggests that he was never likely to stay at United beyond his second season and the manager is also frustrated at the lack of transfer activities which has further confirmed the reports of Mourinho's exit from Old Trafford.
Next few months will be crucial for both Mourinho and United as their Premier League campaign is all but over and Champion League seems the only competition Red Devils can win this season.
Tottenham plan Shaw and Barkley bid
Tottenham Hotspur are ready to make their move to sign Manchester United's out of favour left-back Luke Shaw, report The Times.
Shaw was once again left out of United's starting XI vs Leicester City and despite the late defensive struggled, Mourinho did not play Shaw in the dying minutes.
That decision has all but sealed Shaw's exit from the club with Spurs keen to sign the England international. Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is looking forward to reuniting with Shaw and improve his team's defence.
According to The Times, Spurs are readying £50million bid for Luke Shaw and Ross Barkley and will look to sign both the players in January and not wait until the next summer.
Benfica ready to sell Embalo
The highly-rated Portuguese youngster Umaro Embalo is linked with a move to Manchester United and will join the club next summer with Benfica ready to conclude a deal for the 16-year-old and want £14-16million for the player.
The report has been confirmed by A Bola who have been given a direct word by Embalo's agent who has confirmed a concrete interest from several clubs with United keeping a close eye on the right wing.
Speaking with A Bola, Embalo's agent said, "He has interest from several clubs because he is an asset of Benfica and has gone down this route well.
‘If he’s going to Manchester is something that I don’t know at all, but it’s true that we have already met with Benfica and Manchester, there is no agreement, but there are conversations."