Jose Mourinho wants Manchester United target at AS Roma

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 04: Tottenham Hotspur Manager Jose Mourinho after the Premier League match between Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur at Craven Cottage on March 04, 2021 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 04: Tottenham Hotspur Manager Jose Mourinho after the Premier League match between Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur at Craven Cottage on March 04, 2021 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images) /
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While AS Roma might be sitting at 7th in the Serie A table at this point of time, there is a lot of excitement surrounding their upcoming season and understandably so as Jose Mourinho is set to be their manager from the 2021/2022 season. And already, it is looking like it could have an effect on Manchester United.

The Serie A giants have been linked with the likes of Nemanja Matic and Donny van de Beek recently. And now, they could have their eyes set on one of their transfer target as well.

As reported by The Sun, AS Roma have joined the transfer race for Ben White. Of course, the Brighton & Hove Albion defender has been linked with a switch to Old Trafford in the recent past.

White has been a regular in Graham Potter’s side this season. According to stats from Transfermarkt, he has made 36 appearances which have combined for 3195 minutes of football.

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A number of clubs are interested in the Manchester United target

White is one of the most highly rated young centre-backs in English football right now. He first rose to prominence during his loan spell at Leeds United.

Since then, a number of clubs have been monitoring the development of White. Other than Manchester United and AS Roma, the likes of Arsenal, Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund are also believed to be interested in securing the 23-year-old’s services.

As a result, it is natural that it won’t be easy for any club to win the race for White amid such heavy interest in him.

He has been seen as a potential long-term partner to Harry Maguire in the heart of the Red Devils’ defence, with the club expected to sign a centre-back in the summer. And if they can get a deal for White over the line, it would be seen as a major coup for them.

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