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Man Utd news: Mourinho tells Real Madrid the three players he wants in De Gea swap deal
- Updated: February 9, 2018
MANCHESTER UNITED boss Jose Mourinho has reportedly told Real Madrid chief Florentino Perez of the players he wants included in any potential deal for David de Gea.
Real Madrid are expected to renew their interest in David de Gea this summer as they finally look to land their long-term target.
Jose Mourinho is desperate to keep hold of his prized asset but with De Gea having aspirations to return to his homeland one day, the club may be powerless to stop him.
And it seems Mourinho is coming round to the idea his No1 could leave but he has no plans to let him go on the cheap.
Spanish publication Diario Gol claim Mourinho has informed Madrid bosses of the three players he would be interested in taking to Old Trafford,
Mourinho’s priority would be defender Raphael Varane, but the Portuguese would also consider Isco and Marco Asensio
Mourinho is a long-term admirer of Varane having worked wth him during his Madrid days.
The former Chelsea boss has already made it clear he is not on the lookout for any other forwards and so the arrivals of any of the three aforementioned players would provider healthy competition to his ranks.
The report suggests Varane could be moved on at the end of the season with Perez unimpressed by his displays.
However, Zinedine Zidane remains a fan of the Frenchman and sees him playing an integral part in his plans going forward.
Mourinho believes he can get the best out of him at Old Trafford but the vast difference in value between Varane and and De Gea could prompt the 55-year-old to pursue even bigger names.
Isco and Asensio’s futures are both uncertain in the capital following a season of not being regular starters.
Both players are thought to already be attracting interest from the Premier League with Chelsea keen on the talented duo.
Chelsea may also look to include one of the star pair in any negotiations they make with Los Blancos regarding the sale of Eden Hazard.