Jose Murinho plotting ambitious €84m triple swoop

MANCHESTER UNITED boss Jose Mourinho is plotting an ambitious triple raid on Monaco.

The Sun claim Mourinho wants to add midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko and full-backs Djibril Sidibe and Benjamin Mendy to his squad.

A deal for all three is likely to set United back around £72m (€84m).

Mourinho is hoping to get the go ahead from Old Trafford chiefs to spend big again this summer.

He splashed out nearly £150m last summer adding Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Eric Bailly and Zlatan Ibrahimovic to his squad.

Bakayoko, 22, has impressed for Monaco this term, making 43 appearances in all competitions.

He could arrive to partner world-record signing Pogba in the middle of the park.

Right-back Sidibe, 24, only joined Monaco last summer and would provide competition for Antonio Valencia with Matteo Darmian’s future uncertain.

While 22-year-old left-back Mendy, also in his debut campaign at Monaco, looks like a replacement for outcast Luke Shaw.

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann – who finished third in last year’s Ballon d’Or – is also high on the wish list.

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku is another target with Mourinho hoping to strengthen his attacking options.

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