Report: Mourinho wants Andre Gomes, Manchester United can meet £30m price

Andre Gomes

Manchester United are reportedly ahead of Juventus in the race for Valencia star Andre Gomes.

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According to Sky Italia's Gianluca Di Marzio, new Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho wants to bring Valencia star Andre Gomes to Old Trafford.

Mourinho was appointed as the new United boss on Friday, replacing his former Barcelona mentor Louis van Gaal in the Old Trafford dugout - and he will need to strengthen his squad this summer.

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Many believe that Mourinho will look to world-renowned agent Jorge Mendes for talent this summer, having signed a host of players represented by his fellow Portuguese in the past.

Now, one of his current clients could be heading to United, as Sky Italia's Gianluca Di Marzio reports that the Red Devils are leading Juventus in the race for the signature of Valencia midfielder Andre Gomes.

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Gomes, 22, joined Valencia from Benfica back in 2012, and he's established himself as an all-round midfield during his time in La Liga, impressing with his passing range, ability on the ball as well as his athleticism.

In line for a role at this summer's European Championships, Gomes could be on the move this summer, and Di Marzio reports that Juventus have offered around £23m with £15m in add-ons - but that isn't to Valencia's liking as they want €40m (£30m) up front.

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Instead, it's believed that United are willing to pay the £30m given that Mourinho is a big fan of the midfielder, and the fact that Mendes is his agent could help the Red Devils.

With Michael Carrick out of contract this summer and Bastian Schweinsteiger struggling at Old Trafford, Gomes could become a crucial player in Mourinho's midfield next season - should a deal go through this summer.

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