Wednesday’s transfer and managerial stories from the newspapers and web
The i: Jose Mourinho wants to make Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema one of his first signings at Manchester United.
Daily Mail: Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be Mourinho’s first target with £8m the mooted fee for the Paris St Germain striker.
Daily Star: Mourinho will bring Cristiano Ronaldo to Old Trafford if United meet Real Madrid’s £80m asking price.
Daily Mirror: Mourinho has told United to sign a new centre-back, right-sided midfielder, central midfielder and striker.
Daily Telegraph: However, United face a battle for Everton defender John Stones amid interest from Manchester City and Barcelona.
The Sun: Ryan Giggs will be offered the role of United’s Under-21 boss to keep him at Old Trafford.
Daily Mirror: Southampton manager Ronald Koeman will sign a new two-year deal to stay at St Mary’s.
Daily Express: Chelsea have told Everton to forget their £65m asking price for striker Romelu Lukaku.
Daily Telegraph: Roberto di Matteo is now the leading candidate for the Aston Villa managerial role.