Man Utd cleared to sign Mourinho's confirmed target as club lower asking price

Man Utd cleared to sign Mourinho’s confirmed target as club lower asking price

Manchester United have been encouraged to make a move for Renato Sanches after Bayern Munich lowered the midfielder’s asking price, according to reports in Germany.

The 19-year-old, who was signed by the German champions from Benfica for €35 million (£27.5m) last year, has failed to make an impact in his first season in Germany, starting just nine games in all competitions for Carlo Ancelotti’s side.

Last month, Bild claimed that Bayern would be willing to sell Sanches if they fully recouped the €35m they initially paid to Benfica.

But on Thursday, Kicker reported that the Portugal international’s asking price has now been slightly lowered with Bayern now open to accepting a bid of €30m (£26m).

Sanches is currently on international duty with Portugal at the Under-21 European Championship after being overlooked for the senior squad’s Confederations Cup campaign in Russia.

United missed out on signing Sanches last year but Jose Mourinho admitted that he would have urged Ed Woodward to sign the midfielder if he replaced Louis van Gaal earlier.