Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho makes transfer decision over Jorginho
Manchester United have cooled their Jorginho, allowing rivals Manchester City a free run at the Napoli midfielder.
Metro.co.uk revealed last month that the Premier League champions were already leading the race to sign the elegant Italy international with Napoli eyeing the likes of Claudio Bravo and Aleks Zinchenko in return.
According the MEN, United have now abandoned their pursuit of the 26-year-old and will focus their attentions on other midfield targets.
Jose Mourinho has earmarked strengthening his engine room as a priority this summer with Michael Carrick set to retire and uncertainty surrounding the futures of Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini.
Metro.co.uk understands Carrick, who will take up a coaching role following the final game of the season, has already been tasked with running the rule over several of Mourinho’s primary targets.
United are confident they are leading the race for Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and are also interested in Shakhtar Donetsk’s Brazil international Fred, who was on the verge of joining City in January.
Asked how many signings he intends to make, Gaurdiola said: ‘Not too many.
‘We made a good, high investment last season, because it was an old team – 10 or 11 players more than 30-years-old.
‘So we made changes last season, now we’re going to change some details. One, maybe two.’