Sanches has impressed this season.

Manchester United lining up £40m offer for Benfica starlet Renato Sanches

Published 3 Comments

Jose Mourinho is set to be handed a £250 million transfer budget when he takes charge of Manchester United, according to the Sun.

And the Special One will use that cash to target a stunning £40 million swoop for Benfica ace Renato Sanches.

While there's been some murmerings that Louis van Gaal could keep his job this summer if he can guide the Red Devils to a top four finish - winning the FA Cup won't hurt either - the Sun maintain that Mourinho is still the man for the job come the end of the season.

Article continues below

While it's unclear how much the the former Chelsea boss is driving the deal for his countryman Sanches, it's possible that the 18-year-old could be one of his first signings.

Manchester United scouts have been watching Sanches this season and have been seriously impressed with his displays this term.

Article continues below

The Sun, citing Portuguese newspaper A Bola, say that a £40 million offer could be on its way as Manchester United try to inject some much-needed vitality into their midfield. Paris Saint-Germain have also been linked with the talented youngster.

As it stands, Van Gaal's main midfield options are Michael Carrick, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Morgan Schneiderlin and Ander Herrera.


Carrick's advancing years means he's not a viable long-term option, and Schweinsteiger, who is out until the end of the season, has been disappointing since his switch from Bayern Munich over the summer.

Key to the deal could be the fact that Jorge Mendes, who represents Mourinho, is Sanches' agent, which could help Manchester United get the deal over the line.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Wayne Rooney
Manchester United
Premier League
Jose Mourinho

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again