Mourinho demands Jamie Vardy, Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez

Annette Crawford
January 13, 2018

Jose Mourinho would be open to bolstering his attacking options this month, although a left back remains his priority, and Hernandez and Vardy have emerged as targets on top of Alexis Sanchez, according to the Telegraph. The England forward has mustered 10 goals from 23 appearances this term and would be available to play for the Old Trafford club in the Champions League and the FA Cup.

Another Leicester City star who could be on the move is winger Riyad Mahrez.

United target Malcom would prefer a move to Arsenal over Tottenham, according to reports. Liverpool want to bring Mahrez to Anfield as a replacement for Philippe Coutinho, who signed for Barcelona in a £142m deal.

However, the Red Devils have offered Arsenal £25 million for Sanchez and are also willing to sell Henrikh Mkhitaryan to the Gunners, per Fabrizio Romano and Ed Aarons at the Guardian. Sanchez's wages seem to be the biggest stumbling block for Jose Mourinho's side.


The 20-year-old is highly regarded in Brazil and is expected to make their squad for this summer's World Cup.

The Mexico global was ditched in similarly emphatic fashion by Moyes when he took charge of United and his view of Hernandez has clearly not changed having begun just one Premier League game since the Scot replaced Slaven Bilic in November. Gremio may be willing to listen to bids of between £30m and £35m, says the newspaper.

Former United striker Hernandez is surplus to requirement at West Ham and stands as the easiest option, with new Hammers boss David Moyes reportedly looking to offload the Mexican this month.

He might've had a pretty poor campaign thus far, but would a deadly finisher like Hernandez still be able to be a useful player for an elite club like United? According to the Daily Record, Fred is one of a number of midfielders "under consideration" by Mourinho.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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