Date: 24th August 2016 at 11:02am
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Southampton don’t want to sell Jose Fonte but such is Jose Mourinho’s interest in the defender he’s willing to wait until deadline day. Various reports suggest he wants United and not Arsenal.

Among those reporting the continued United interest are the Sun with Mourinho willing to play devils advocate and wait until transfer deadline day next week in order to secure the Southampton captain at the last.

With Arsenal reportedly informed this isn’t a move Fonte wants to make they’ve dropped an interest leaving United a free run at the Portuguese international, now the ‘simple matter’ of agreeing a deal is needed, or the Saints agreeing to let him leave I should say.

The loan departure of Cameron Borthwick-Jackson to Wolves and permanent exit of Tyler Blackett to Wolves has made it all the more likely Mourinho will aim to make a defender his final signing of the transfer window but will Fonte become that fifth arrival at Old Trafford?

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