Premier League rumours: Jose Mourinho keen on Manchester United role for Rio Ferdinand


Jose Mourinho wants to add former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand to his backroom team at Old Trafford while the Portuguese is eager to snap up 17-year-old West Ham starlet Reece Oxford, claims The Sun.

Mourinho, meanwhile, is plotting a £54 million deal to sign Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez, despite the 21-year-old recently signing a new deal with the Spanish giants, reports the Daily Star.

Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez, reports the Daily Star

Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain wants to leave Serie A outfit Napoli this summer and would be interested in a move to Liverpool even though they have missed out on European qualification, says the Daily Mirror.

Bayern Munich will resist any attempt from Real Madrid to prise away free-scoring striker Robert Lewandowski, claims Sky Sports.

Poland international Robert Lewandowski

And finally, Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has rubbished claims that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who scored 39 goals in all competitions this season, is set to leave, according to Bild.