Repots have surfaced over night that former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has agreed to sign a pre-contract deal with Manchester United.
Current United boss Louis Van Gaal has one-year remaining on his current deal but could see that cut short after a poor season at Old Trafford.
Mourinho was sacked by Chelsea in December, the same year in which he won the Premier League, but left the Blues just one place above the relegation zone.
It is thought that Mourinho would pocket a huge £15 million in compensation if United choose to stick with Van Gaal and he is not appointed by June 1st.
According to the Spanish newspaper El Pais, a source from the company of Mourinho’s agent Jorge Mendes confirmed he has already signed an agreement to move to Old Trafford. However, the insider also claimed United still reserve the right to change their mind.
“If United do not sign the final contract [with Mourinho] before 1 May, they must pay £5m; if by 1 June he’s still not signed, they shall pay another £10m,” the report said of United’s supposed interest. “May is the key, because it’s the month in which the vast majority of the signings of players are closed and the plans formed.”