Manchester United ‘identify shock No.1 choice to replace Mourinho’

Manchester United reportedly want Zinedine Zidane to replace Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho has cut a frustrated figure in pre-season and recently criticised the club for failing to land his top transfer targets.

His position is not believed to be under immediate threat but United’s chiefs know who they want if he does go, reports the Sun.

Former Real boss Zidane is top of United’s wishlist following his trophy-laden spell at the Bernabeu.

Zidane won three Champions League titles during his time at Real before walking away this summer.

Stories from Wednesday’s Mirror

Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet is a surprise target for Barcelona. The 30-year-old Belgium international, down to third choice at Anfield after the arrival of Allisson this summer, could be offered the chance to become understudy to Germany international Marc-Andre Ter Stegen at the Spanish champions

Paris Saint-Germain are refusing to give up on signing N’Golo Kante , despite Chelsea offering a massive new deal that would see the midfielder become their top earner.

Everton are reportedly interested in Russia’s World Cup star Denis Cheryshev. Spanish media claim the 27-year-old does not fit into Villarreal boss Javier Calleja’s plans for the upcoming season.

Crystal Palace are in advanced talks to sign former Schalke star Max Meyer on a Bosman.

Valencia have set their sights on Chelsea reserve striker Michy Batshuayi . The 24-year-old Belgium international striker spent the second half of last season on loan at Borussia Dortmund

Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham might not make any signings this summer after criticising the decision to close the transfer window early.

Transfer news from other newspapers and websites

Tottenham are ready to make a move for Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha (Sun)

Gary Rowett expects Jack Butland to start the Championship season at Stoke (Guardian)

Unai Emery remains keen on taking Steven N’Zonzi to Arsenal (Mail)

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