Date: 12th June 2017 at 8:19pm
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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has moved quickly this summer, having already progressed on a deal for Benfica defender Victor Lindelof, however, it seems as if there could be problems with other deals.

The former Chelsea boss is looking to build a side capable of achieving that which the squad in his first season could not, success in the Premier League.

With top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic having left the club, a striker is a top priority over the coming weeks, and it seems clubs are driving up prices in that knowledge.

Urbano Cairo, president of Italian side Torino, has set a near world-record fee for United target Andrea Belotti.

The striker, who scored 28 goals in all competitions last season, has a release clause of €100m in his contract, which converted into pounds falls just short of the record-breaking £89m forked out for Paul Pogba last summer.

Speaking to Radio 24 (via The Independent), Cairo said;

“I care about Belotti and I’m keeping hold of him,

“He has a contract with Torino until 2021. I would only sell him for €100m, but even then he can refuse.”

United have also been linked with a move for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata who, whilst far from cheap, would come at less than Belotti’s asking price.

 
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