Jose Mourinho ready to meet £30m valuation of 23-year-old Valencia star

Manchester United have reportedly turned their attention to Valencia left-back Jose Gaya after being priced out of a move for Alex Sandro.

The Red Devils have been heavily linked with the Juventus and Brazil defender for a number of months to bolster their defensive ranks.

According to The Mirror, however, the Bianconeri have quoted £50m for Sandro, a fee which Man United have deemed too expensive.

The report goes on to claim that 23-year-old Gaya – said to be valued at £30m after signing a new contract at the Mestalla last month – is now on the Premier League side’s radar.

Jose Mourinho deployed Ashley Young as a makeshift left-back for the majority of the 2017-18 campaign.

Meanwhile, the Red Devils full-back Matteo Darmian is now unlikely to move back to Serie A, according to a report.

The Italian international had allegedly agreed a move to Juventus at the end of the season, but according to The Mirror, the league champions are looking elsewhere for reinforcements.

The newspaper says that Juve will now target Bayern Munich full-back Juan Bernat, who has a year left on his contract and could be available for less than the £20m believed to be wanted for Darmian.

Darmian, who joined United from Torino in 2015, started only 11 times for the Red Devils in all competitions last term and previously said that he was “happy” to be of interest to Juve.

The 28-year-old has the option of an extra year at Old Trafford when his current deal expires at the end of next season.