Manchester United look set to be handed a greater chance of signing Portuguese youngster Renato Sanches if they appoint Jose Mourinho as their new manager.
This has been reported by The Sun, who claim that the Red Devils could make a huge £46 million bid for the 18-year-old Benfica star.
The report claims that United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has contacted the player's agent, Jorge Mendes, over the deal.
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Mendes is also the agent of Jose Mourinho, who has been heavily linked with the top job at the Theatre of Dreams.
With Mourinho currently out of work since his dismissal from Premier League champions Chelsea earlier this season, it appears that the 'Special One' could replace Louis van Gaal in the United dugout in the near future.
It appears, then, that the Manchester United hierarchy could be set to enter negotiations with Mendes for more than one reason over the coming weeks and months.
Sanches would certainly make an exciting signing for the Red Devils. At just 18, he has gone from strength-to-strength in the game and has the credentials to become a top, top player.
Of course, there's a long way to go for him as he continues his development, but it appears that Woodward and co. are very interested in bringing him to Manchester.
Here's a video of Sanches doing what he does best:
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