MANCHESTER UNITED could buy Monaco star Tiemoue Bakayoko as a replacement for Michael Carrick.
That’s according to ESPN pundit Gabriele Marcotti.
The France Under-21 international has been linked with a move to Old Trafford as Mourinho looks to mount a serious title charge in the second half of the season.
And Marcotti has opened up on the likelihood of United signing Bakayoko, claiming Mourinho would be more than happy to buy him if he gets rid of the deadwood.
“He’s been one of the many players linked with Manchester United. They’ve gone cold and Mourinho has said he isn’t sure about doing business,” Marcotti told Football Whispers.
“But if they can shift some players out then I think he’ll be very happy having him in.
“And he could potentially be an alternative for Michael Carrick.”
Bakayoko, who would cost around 40 million pounds (€46million), has made 29 appearances for Monaco in all competitions and has had a hand in three goals.