Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mour Rules out Swoop for Home Country's Players

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mour Rules out Swoop for Home Country's Players

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UNITED manager Jose Mourinho has ruled out the possibility of signing any Portuguese players during the summer transfer window.

United extensively scouted Portugal international Renato Sanches before he joined Bayern Munich earlier this month and have monitored Sporting Lisbon midfielder Joao Mario.

The club has also been linked with Valencia midfielder Andre Gomes, represented by Mourinho's agent Jorge Mendes. However, the new United manager bluntly insisted he would be making no Portuguese additions to his squad.

"I won't be signing any player from Portugal," Mourinho said during a lecture at Lisbon University on Tuesday. Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani and Bebe are the three Portuguese players to have played for United, while the club bought Anderson from Porto in 2007. …

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