According to Marca, Jose Mourinho is ready to battle Barcelona over the signing of Valencia defender Joao Cancelo.
The recently-capped Portuguese international has been in impressive form for Los Che of late and the La Liga champions are thought to be keen on him.
Cancelo appeared in all seven of Valencia’s La Liga matches at the start of the 2016-17 campaign. Meanwhile, the defender has scored three times in three caps for the Portuguese national team.
However, that berth has also proved a problem for the Premier League titans, who’ve struggled to truly replace Gary Neville.
Though Antonio Valencia is currently first-choice, the future of Matteo Darmian remains in doubt.
Despite Barca’s standing as one of the most illustrious clubs in Europe, the financial might of the Premier League could change the playing field somewhat.