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Mourinho interested in Barcelona defender

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is targeting Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba.

Since becoming the Red Devils boss on the eve of the 2016/17 season, left-back area has been a thing of serious concern for Jose Mourinho. Luke Shaw has been injured for a long time and failed to impress in the limited number of games he got the chances to shine. Mourinho has been forced to deploy Matteo Darmian, Daley Blind and Ashley Young in that role this season but he needs a permanent solution.

Now, Spanish publication Don Balon reports that Mourinho is eyeing a stunning swoop for 28-year-old Spanish international Jordi Alba and has already contacted Barcelona.

But, Alba’s good relationship with Lionel Messi might scrupper any such move. Messi wants Alba to remain at Barcelona. That means Mourinho may have to look elsewhere to solve his left-back problem