Report: Mourinho makes move to hijack Tottenham move for Janssen

Vincent Janssen scores the first goal for Netherlands

Manchester United have made their move to try and sign Vincent Janssen, with West Ham also keen on battling Tottenham for his signature.

Vincent Janssen scores the first goal for the Netherlands from the penalty spotVincent Janssen scores the first goal for the Netherlands from the penalty spot

Manchester United have entered the race to try and sign Vincent Janssen from under Tottenham's noses, reports Dutch website Voetball Primeur.

It is claimed new Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho is keen on a deal for the Eredivisie top scorer of 2015/16, and has made an enquiry.

Netherland's Vincent Janssen celebrates.Netherland's Vincent Janssen celebrates.

Voetball Primeur report West Ham are also monitoring developments regarding the Dutch international - who netted 27 times in the Eredivisie last season - as they continue their hunt to sign a striker.

Tottenham Hotspur are in pole position to sign Janssen with De Telegraaf reporting last week that Spurs had Janssen over for talks in London, but no bid has materialised, while SkySports have reported Wolfsburg are also keen.

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Manchester United like Tottenham have other options they are chasing up front, with both clubs also monitoring Breel Embolo, report The Sun

Mourinho infamously signed Willian for Chelsea in 2013 when it had seemed he was Tottenham bound, even having a medical, and gloated about it in a press conference, stating they should have kept the medical 'secret'.

Chelsea's Willian with fans during a lap of honour after the gameChelsea's Willian with fans during a lap of honour 

With Tottenham's interest in Janssen common knowledge but no bid submitted, he could be aiming to repeat the episode, now for the benefit of Manchester United, and make the North London side regret not rushing through a deal.

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