Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho has targeted a move for Benfica full-back Alex Grimaldo, according to a story.
The 22-year-old is believed to have been watched by the Red Devils’ officials of late, while Mourinho got to watch the defender up close during his side’s 1-0 victory in Lisbon earlier this week.
Grimaldo, who came through Barcelona’s famed La Masia youth ranks, was earlier believed to be a target for Manchester City soon after heading to the Estadio da Luz last term.
After some impressive performances at the back for Benfica, The Sun suggests that United are lining up a move for the Spain Under-21s international to plug their troublesome left-back area.
Marcos Rojo and Luke Shaw have missed out through damage, forcing Mourinho to field Daley Blind and Ashley Young out of position. However, the story suggests that the Portuguese will now consider buying out Grimaldo’s deal.
Meanwhile, Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani is reportedly holding out for Manchester City to make a move for him.
The Uruguayan international’s future at Parc des Princes has come under the spotlight after he and world-record signing Neymar had an on-pitch spat last month.
During the second half of PSG’s 2-0 victory over Lyon on September 17, Cavani and Neymar argued over who would take a penalty, which was eventually missed by the former.
According to Don Balon, the former Napoli hitman believes that he would be prolific in front of goal for City and is leaning towards Pep Guardiola’s side due to the unlikelihood of signing for Real Madrid, Manchester United or Everton.
Madrid tend to play just the one up front and have a wealth of options to choose from, while Cavani could struggle to get picked ahead of Romelu Lukaku at Old Trafford.
Everton could struggle to convince Cavani to join due to their current predicament, which has left them just two points above the relegation zone after eight games.
There have not been any suggestions as yet that Man City consider Cavani as a future transfer option.