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Manchester United make move for hot prospect with bold £28million bid

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Manchester United make move for hot prospect with bold £28million bid

Jose Mourinho and United are hot on the trail of Switzerland wonderkid Breel Embolo, according to a report in Germany.

Highly-rated FC Basel teenager Breel Embolo is the latest target for Manchester United.

The 19-year-old, who is part of Switzerland's Euro 2016 squad, has emerged as a prime target for Jose Mourinho.

Breel Embolo

German publication Bild is reporting that the Red Devils have offered a mouth-watering £28million for the young winger, according to The Sport Review.

Embolo netted 10 times in 26 league appearances for Basel last season as they romped to the Super League title, finishing 14 points ahead of second-placed BSC Young Boys.

The winger has appeared as a substitute in both of Switzerland's Euro 2016 fixtures so far, completing 54 minutes for Vladimir Petkovic's side who will make the last 16 of the competition after gaining four points from their opening two Group A games.

Embolo in action for Switzerland against Albania

United have been linked with a host of midfield targets, including Marco Veratti, Paul Pogba and James Rodriguez, as they look to add tenacity, bite and youth to their midfield options. 

Mourinho has made just one signing so far, in the form of centre-half Eric Bailly, as he looks to put his stamp on the Old Trafford dressing room.