JOSE MOURINHO is targeting Paul Pogba as the first of three big signings he intends to make as Man United boss.
The Special One wants a new centre-forward, a central midfielder and central defender to kick-start his reign, according to respected journalist Duncan Castles.
And Mourinho has pinpointed Juventus star Paul Pogba as someone to strenghten United’s spine after dithering saw the club lose ex-Benfica ace Renato Sanches to Bayern Munich
France midfielder Pogba has “informally” been made available by Juve and Mourinho has been promised “complete backing” from executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward in the transfer market.
But his modus operandi is not to change too many players in a single window and it is believed he will work with most of the squad inherited from Louis van gaal.
That does not rule out a sensational move for Zlatan Ibrahimovic – who claims to have already made a decision on his future.
But it is feared talks with the out-of-contract Swede’s agent may have hit a snag and that Mourinho could be looking elsewhere for a younger “top striker”.