Report: Newcastle United's Rafa Benitez eyes move for rising Spanish star

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho

Pereira is on loan at the Spanish club from United, and is reportedly keen on staying at the club to develop even further.

The article explains that Mou has put in a request for a midfielder as a result of Paul Pogba's ongoing injury problems.

Newcastle will have to spend a lot more than £4million to bring a player in that can prove capable of mirroring de Jong's impressive form this season, and that should see Benitez feel regret at selling de Jong.

Carlos Soler's buy-out clause is 80 million euros; he renewed terms with the coastal club in May. It's worth noting that various newspapers have linked United pair Matteo Darmian and Marouane Fellaini to Valencia in recent weeks.

The Frenchman spent time recuperating in Miami in October and has since returned to Manchester, where he has been training with United's reserves.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho
GETTYJose Mourinho has enjoyed success before in the Champions League

Don Balon, as quoted by Italian website Calcio Mercato, is reporting that the Red Devils boss wants to sign an attacking midfielder in January or next summer.

Mourinho is committed to United for now.

The Magpies have stuttered of late after a bright start to the season, losing their last two matches, but having conceded just 10 goals-bettered only by Burnley and the Premier League's top three-they're an organised unit under Rafa Benitez, and they could prove tricky to break down without Pogba.

But, according to Marca, the Spanish club will be forced to sell Soler next summer if they don't qualify for the Champions League this season.


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