Manchester United are believed to have shelved plans to sign Juventus' £50m rated defender Alex Sandro, and are now focusing on Valencia left-back
With England international Ashley Young now heading towards the twilight of his career, and outcast Luke Shaw looking certain to leave Old Trafford this summer, Mourinho has made signing a new left-back one of his transfer window priorities. Gayà was a standout star for Valencia last season, and could be the breath of fresh air United need to liven up their backline.
The 23-year-old has been with the east coast side for his whole career to date, breaking into the first team three seasons ago and becoming a regular fixture at the Mestalla Stadium. Despite a series of youth appearances, Gayà is yet to break into the Spanish national team, and will be hoping that his efforts are deemed sufficient for a call-up after the World Cup.
United have already signed Brazilian midfielder Fred this summer, who is set to join up with the club after the World Cup after joining from Ukrainian giants