Mourinho keen to sign Alex Grimaldo but must convince Levy to splash £31m

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO has reportedly set his sights on signing Alex Grimaldo from Benfica this summer.The Spanish full-back has attracted interest from Tottenham after making 39 appearances in all competitions this season.1 Alex Grimaldo has been with Benfica since he joined from Barcelona in 2016Credit: EPAAccording to Portuguese outlet Record, Mourinho is very keen to sign the 24-year-old for next season.Benfica, who signed him from Barcelona in 2016, have valued their defender at £30.7million.But it is understood that Spurs chief Daniel Levy is not willing to pay that much for Grimaldo.Grimaldo has three years remaining on his current deal with the Portuguese giants.He has scored 11 goals and and made 30 assists in 156 appearances for the Eagles.Mourinho will hope to convince Levy to splash the cash as he looks to bolster his defence this summer.Full-back Danny Rose has been shipped out on loan to Newcastle United this season.LATEST SPORT NEWSTHE WIN CROWDFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitExclusiveMARK MY WORDSJennings reveals life story from adoption to drug abuse and suicide attemptsNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticAWAY DAYSMartin Skelly remembers county’s day in the sun when Dublin rocked into townBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleTHEIR CALLReferees in Northern Ireland will be given choice on coming back says union bossAnd Jan Vertonghen is reportedly set to leave the club for free in the summer after rejecting a new deal.Spurs are also in the race to sign Willian at the end of the season when his Chelsea contract expires.Mourinho’s side have also been linked to Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan as a replacement Hugo Lloris.José Mourinho slammed by Sadiq Khan for ‘endangering lives’ by taking Tottenham training session during coronavirus lockdownlast_img