Samuel Umtiti already approached by Manchester United

Jose Mourinho plans a defensive overhaul
United manager is looking to revamp his squad and the defensive line is one of the priority positions.

According to Duncan Castles, who is a close friend of Mourinho’s, the coach believes the limited defensive quality is what prevents United from competing for silverware both domestically and in Europe.

•In today’s Times, Castles insists that Barcelona centre-back Samuel Umtiti and Juventus left-back Alex Sandro are among the high-profile players to have already been approached by Manchester United.

The Frenchman Umtiti is still having his contract stalemate unresolved with Barcelona and United might make use of the low €60m release clause in the player’s contract. Sky Sports’s expert Guillem Balague has earlier reported Umtiti is not oblivious to United as he is playing a double game trying to get himself a bigger contract.