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Man United ready to make Premier League skipper next signing

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is aiming to make Southampton captain Jose Fonte his next summer signing, according to the Guardian.

It has been a monumental summer of spending at Old Trafford, with the Red Devils having broken a world transfer record for Paul Pobga.

Still, the self-proclaimed ‘Special One’ is said to be keen on the Portuguese defender as he aims to round out his squad.

With his stock at perhaps at an all-time high following his part in winning Euro 2016, Mourinho is understood to view the former Crystal Palace man as an ideal option.

Despite the arrival of Eric Bailly already, the Saints man’s experience is believed to be of interest to the ex-Chelsea boss.

Under contract on the South Coast until 2018, he has reportedly not yet reached a fresh agreement with his current charges.

The aforementioned Ivory Coast international will travel to the African Cup of Nations in January, potentially opening up a space for Fonte.

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