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Manchester United linked with bid for star Premier League midfielder

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Manchester United linked with bid for star Premier League midfielder

The Paul Pogba to United saga has taken over the transfer rumour mill but reports suggest he is not the only midfielder wanted by Jose Mourinho.

With it seemingly only a matter of time before Pogba returns to Manchester United (despite his swipes at the media for claiming a medical had taken place), the Old Trafford outfit are thought to be considering further signings.

The newest face linked with a move to Manchester is Dmitiri Payet, the West Ham United playmaker who took the Premier League by storm last year.

The 29-year-old, who went on to play a starring role for France in their run to the Euro 2016 final, scored nine goals in 30 league appearances last season while contributing 12 assists.

Reports emanating from France suggest that Mourinho wants to bring the attacking midfielder to Old Trafford.

The Hammers star could cost United a whopping £50million fee, according to the Essex Chronicle.

Whether or not the club would shell out for  a player who will turn 30 before the coming season ends remains to be seen.

Furthermore, injuries have reduced West Ham's squad significantly, with attacking players Manuel Lanzini and Gokhan Tore both set for sideline spells.

If the London club were to even entertain the possibility of selling their best player, United would probably have to hand over a significant increase on the reported transfer fee.