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Man United enquire about surprise Premier League target

Man United enquire about surprise Premier League target

A big club aiming for a star player is no surprise, but the real surprise lies in the fact that José Mourinho has attempted to scupper Manchester City's hopes of securing the Chile forward for £20m by making a bid in the region of £25m apart from adding Mkhitaryan as a makeweight to sweeten the deal.

The Potters away form will be a concern for the players and fans alike, with no wins in their last seven on the road and Stoke sat in the bottom three going into the clash at Old Trafford.

The Armenian was one of Mourinho's first signings in the summer of 2016 but inconsistency has blighted the playmaker since he joined from Borussia Dortmund for £26.3million.

Manchester United are now up against Stoke City on Monday and speaking about the early team news, the manager revealed, "Zlatan is injured, or is not totally happy with his condition". They have already sacked Mark Hughes from the position of the manager, and are on the lookout for an able replacement. It's been over 50 years since a player last moved between the two sides (Phil Chisnall in 1964), with tensions only heightening since then. The Red Devils have just came back from a training camp in Dubai too so they should be fresh and full of energy for the clash.

"He consulted a Doctor and we made the decision to stop". He has scored four goals in his last five Premier League games and continued that in the FA Cup fixture against Derby County as well.

"Let's say we have three targets in the summer - a defender, a midfielder and an attacking player", Mourinho told reporters. He ended the season on a high, getting the second goal in the 2-0 victory over Ajax, securing their place in the Champions League for this season.

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Jose Mourinho has hinted at a possible swoop for Alexis Sanchez, saying that Manchester United had no plans on signing players this winter but that sometimes chances pop up that can't be ignored.

City have conceded 47 goals, the most in England's top flight.

Mkhitaryan is struggling for playing time at United.

Choupo-Moting has been one of the better performers at Stoke - off that left-hand side. If we do something now, we don't do it in the summer again. He's a little bit the same in relation to other players that are involved in this gossip of the transfer market.

Right-back Antonio Valencia could be fit to face Stoke after a recent hamstring injury but Zlatan Ibrahimovic (hamstring), Eric Bailly (ankle) and Michael Carrick (heart) remain out.

He is wanted by Besiktas, who are willing to pay £8million.