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Mourinho still has £100m to bolster the United squad this summer

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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho still has £100million to spend on signings this summer, according to a recent report in The Sun.

The newspaper claim on their website that the United manager has been given a mega-money budget to strengthen his squad ahead of the club’s upcoming battle to win the Premier League title.

Mourinho has already recruited two new players over the past month as he brought Benfica’s Victor Lindelof and Everton goal-machine Romelu Lukaku to Old Trafford, which has already come to a total of around £110 million.

The Sun, citing an Old Trafford source, report that the United manager doesn’t plan on stopping there and the source has said that the two new signings were just the beginning of Mourinho’s summer transfer spree.

The Old Trafford source told the newspaper: “Lukaku and Lindelof were just the start of what is going to be a busy summer at Old Trafford with lots of ins and outs.

“This is going to be a huge window for the club with loads of players leaving and plenty coming in as well.”

It is said that the ex-Chelsea manager wants to bring in at least three new players in the coming weeks and the huge kitty available will be of great delight to the demanding Portugese.

Mourinho is eager to bring Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic to Old Trafford, and is prepared to pay £35 million for the star.

In addition, the report states that the United manager wants to recruit a defender and defensive midfielder, and is keeping tabs on both Tottenham’s Eric Dier as well as Raidja Nainggolan from Roma.

Mourinho is also keen to offload a number of players during the transfer window including Phil Jones and Chris Smalling, who have both attracted interest from West Bromwich Albion, and Luke Shaw if a high enough offer is made.

If Mourinho spends his remaining £100 million this summer, it would make take the spending total over £210 million which would be a club record.

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