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Jose Mour­inho is on the verge of be­ing ap­pointed as man­ager when Louis van Gaal is fi­nally put out of the fans’ mis­ery.

And the Reds have been alerted by Barcelona’s money wor­ries that will force the Cata­lans to sell at least one of their megas­tars.

Ney­mar is the man in Old Traf­ford sights and his agent father has spilled the beans on a po­ten­tial trans­fer.

He says Barcelona have been of­fered £140mil­lion by a mys­tery team for his son’s ser­vices.

All he would say is the club is ques­tion is not Real Madrid.

United are the prime sus­pects as they look for their own sen­sa­tional sign­ings to com­pete with neigh­bours City bring­ing in Pep Guardi­ola.

Ney­mar has two years left on his deal and it’s easy to see why any club would want the 24-year-old.

He’s scored 75 goals in 121 games for Barca.

Span­ish foot­ball ex­pert Guillem Balague said: “Barcelona can­not af­ford to give new con­tracts to Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Ney­mar as it stands – fi­nan­cially they do not have the power.

“They need to bring a lot of money in, if they do that they will be able to keep them, but if they don’t they may have to get rid.

“That’s why Ney­mar keeps leav­ing the door open for United.”

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