Manchester United are reportedly considering Roma’s Monchi or Fabio Paratici of Juventus to be their new sporting director.
The Red Devils have the highest revenue of any club in world football, but have often struggled to attract their top targets.
Transfer business is currently carried out largely by executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, but the Independent reports that United are looking for a more specialised sporting director.
The newspaper believes both Monchi and Paratici are high on the shortlist, but would prove difficult to tempt away from Roma and Juventus respectively.
Former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar, currently at Ajax, is another option as is Domenico Teti of Novara, who brought Mauro Icardi to Italy when he was technical co-ordinator at Sampdoria.
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