Man United agree pre-contract with former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss

Jose Mourinho has struck a pre-contract agreement to takeover as Manchester United this summer, according to Spanish outlet El Pais.

The former Chelsea boss was infamously axed at Stamford Bridge in December amid their faltering title challenge and has been heavily linked with the Old Trafford job ever since.

Louis van Gaal has struggled to translate the vast amounts of money spent on player recruitment to on the field success, with his side looking likely to miss out on Champions League qualification.

With his position at the Theatre of Dreams looking increasingly perilous, speculation surrounding the out of work Portuguese has been rampant.

Now, the report claims a deal has been put in place to see the ex-Inter Milan and Real Madrid coach arrive in the summer.

The two parties have reportedly agreed a deal that includes a clause that if the 53-year old is NOT appointed by June 1st, he will be paid £15m by the Red Devils.