MANCHESTER UNITED are eyeing a summer move for Porto star Yacine Brahimi, as Kylian Mbappe looks set to snub the Premier League for Real Madrid.
The Monaco starlet, 18, is the hottest property in European football at present, with a host of European giants after his signature.
However, he looks set to snub the advances of Jose Mourinho’s United and join Zinedine Zidane’s Galacticos.
According to the Daily Mail, Mbappe’s decision has forced the Special One to change his tack – and swoop for Porto’s Algerian star Brahimi.
Mourinho is convinced part of United’s problem in 2016-17 was the lack of a world-class winger and is tempted to switch formation entirely next term.
A move away from the tried-and-tested worked wonders for Chelsea under Antonio Conte – who put last season’s abomination of a season behind them to storm to the Premier League title.
Now former Blues coach Mourinho reckons a switch to a new line-up – with more pace and width – could work wonders.
Brahimi, 27, is considered one of the finest wingers in Europe – with Porto adding a £51million buy-out clause into his latest contract.
The Portuguese giants added the clause to his contract after he was strongly linked with Premier League duo Arsenal and Liverpool last summer.
With Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s future up in the air after his ACL injury and Anthony Martial failing to impress for long stints this season, Mourinho would also be hoping to line-up an out-and-out striker.
With Mbappe set to reject any advances from United, Mourinho may continue his quest to land Antoine Griezmann.
Meanwhile, United are hoping to re-sign Michael Keane from Burnley and another top-class central midfielder to had some rigidity to his squad’s spine.