Jose Mourinho is about to complete his first signing for Manchester United 5 years ago

Jose Mourinho is about to complete his first signing for Manchester United

Jose Mourinho is on the verge of completing his first signing for Manchester United.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was expected to be the first new arrival at Old Trafford under Mourinho, after reports last week claimed he had agreed personal terms and a one-year contact, but the deal has yet to be officially confirmed.

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Instead, Mourinho's first signing will be, true to form, a central defender.

Villarreal's Eric Bailly has agreed personal terms with United, and will undergo a medical this week, according to BBC Sport.

The 22-year-old will cost £30m.

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Bailly joined the La Liga side from Espanyol for £4.4m last summer, and was part of the Ivory Coast team that won the African Nations Cup in 2015.

The central defender played 35 games for Villarreal last season as they secured fourth place in the league and reached the Europa League semi-finals.