United & Madrid in Monchi battle?

Monchi has reportedly received a “dizzying” offer from Manchester United to become their new sporting director, but he could yet be swayed by Real Madrid.

According to AS, Monchi could join United to form part of a new-look management team, with new boss Jose Mourinho aware of the former’s “great work” in establishing Sevilla as a European force.

The report may come as a surprise, given Mourinho’s previous dealings with sporting directors, most notably forcing the departure of Jorge Valdano at Madrid in 2010.

However, the Portuguese may not have to contend with a sporting director after all as Mundo Deportivo claims Florentino Perez was negotiating Monchi’s arrival just a few days ago.

The 47-year-old is understood to have informed Sevilla’s board of his decision on Monday after cancelling an appearance on the club’s television channel.

He had spent 15 years at the Sanchez Pizjuan, his work in the transfer market helping the Andalusians to continually remain competitive – as evidenced by their five UEFA Cups/Europa Leagues, among other trophies – and on a stable financial footing.

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