New Man United boss eyeing potential club-record breaking move as he plans three major signings

Jose Mourinho is eyeing Juventus’ Paul Pogba as the first of three major summer signings as he looks to rebuild the spine of his Manchester United team, according to reports from The Times.

The Portuguese tactician is now in charge of the Red Devils after a long wait, and is likely to be backed significantly by the club’s owners – a transfer kitty of close to £270m has been mooted.

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Although he has such vast funds at his disposal, Mourinho is reluctant to undergo major surgery on his starting XI, and instead wants a new central defender, central midfielder and striker, with reports claiming Pogba is his first target.

The France international left Man United in 2012 as a promising youngster after failing to make the grade at the club under Sir Alex Ferguson.

He has since blossomed into one of the finest midfielders on the planet with Juventus, and is set to star for his home nation at EURO 2016 this summer.

It’s understood that Juve has ‘informally’ made their 23-year-old sensation available for transfer, but previous reports have claimed that they will not listen to offers of below €100m (£79m) for his services, which would blow the club-record fee of £59.7m paid for Angel di Maria in 2014 out of the water.