MANCHESTER UNITED boss Jose Mourinho is ready to upset Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi with a move for Jordi Alba

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According to Spanish news outlet Don Balon who reckon Mourinho is keen to snap up the versatile left-back.
However, it’s suggested Messi is very close pals with the Spain international and will be fuming if he departs.

Alba has had injury woes this term.

But Don Balon say Messi believes the 28-year-old is a crucial attacking outlet from the left flank.

Mourinho isn’t bothered about rattling cages at the Nou Camp, though.

The former Chelsea chief – who has also managed Real Madrid – wants to bolster his defensive options

Luke Shaw isn’t fancied and Daley Blind is not a specialist full-back.

Don Balon claim Mourinho is confident he can prise Alba away from Catalonia.

Barca have Lucas Digne in reserve and they’re also eyeing Bayer Leverkusen ace Wendell.