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Jose Mourinho interested in Seamus Coleman

The likely-to-be-announced manager at Old Trafford eyes the Irish right back.

Seamus Coleman add to growing list of outside transfer targets.
Seamus Coleman add to growing list of outside transfer targets.
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While not yet officially proclaimed as the new manager at Manchester United, it looks like Jose Mourinho has already started making more than a few targets on the disgruntled Everton squad. When captain Phil Jagielka expected double digit numbers of players to exit the squad we knew names would be flying rampant.

The Red Devils will be looking at right backs this summer and well, one thing leads to another. Seamus Coleman has been targeted often in his time with Everton. Originally signed for just £60,000 when he arrived at Goodison he was arguably one of the best signings based on return in club history.

His current market value is arguably around £20M and Everton will not let him go without a fight. Especially if Mourinho also looks to raid the back four by signing center back John Stones as well. At 27 years of age Coleman is in his prime playing age and would be a huge asset to the next Blues manager. That said his value may never be higher and there has to be a price that Everton would be willing to part ways with him.

What that value is I don't know, but this adds another name to the list of players Everton must fight to retain this summer. It'll be interesting who Everton hire as manager in regards to what aspect he wants to keep. If we select a manager who values attacking full backs or even wing back positions then there is even less likelihood that Coleman departs.