The next big money player that Manchester United intend to bring in is attacking full-back, Alex Sandro. Jose Mourinho is keen to buy the defender as he strongly believes that it will strengthen the squad.

Will Sandro join the Premier League?

The Italian outfit made keeping the Brazilian defender paramount within the last transfer window, as they turned down a £50m bid for Premier League champions Chelsea. However, Sandro has made it clear that he wants to leave Turin due to his desire to play within England's top flight.

Due to Mourinho's intent to offload Luke Shaw as early as possible, this opens up an opportunity for a world-class attacking full-back to join the ranks of Manchester United.

Mourinho is now approaching his third season with Manchester United next campaign, usually his most successful season, therefore, he needs the strongest squad possible to compete on all fronts - with the left back area being the weakest position.

The original target

It was believed that their original target was Tottenham Hotspur's, Danny Rose. The Englishman particularly impressed Mourinho within the previous season for his smart and incisive runs and his ability to play such an attacking role within the game despite operating as a defender.

When a formal bid was made for the English defender last summer, it incited an up-raw amongst the board and the fanbase at Tottenham. Rose made it apparent that he wanted to leave in order to join a 'bigger club', however, he was forced to stay at the club and honour his contract.

Sandro is believed to be in a similar situation. Although he is adored by the Turin fanbase, he has made it no secret that he wants to leave the club in search of a new challenge. juventus are desperate to keep a hold of the Brazilian defender until the end of the season, however, if he proves to be a toxic member of the squad, he will be allowed to leave in January.

Will it benefit Manchester United?

Nonetheless, current make-shift left-back Ashley Young has proved his worth in recent weeks, providing a run of stellar performances. If this run were to continue, Mourinho may re-consider buying an identified left-back. His most notable game came against Watford, where he scored two from the defence with one of his efforts being a wonderful free-kick which could be an early contender for goal of the season.

If Manchester United were to buy Alex Sandro, it is believed that it would cost the Red Devils within the region of £80m. Which would be a world record transfer fee for a defender, should it go through.