Old Trafford chiefs have told Jose Mourinho there is additional summer transfer cash to spend on the talents of tomorrow.

United to target future stars

United to target future stars

The Manchester United chief has sent his scouts out in recent weeks to run the rule over Bayer Leverkusen's exciting Jamaican winger Leon Bailly, who is already valued in the £40m bracket by his club.

The 18-year-old Ajax winger Justin Kluivert is also on the Red Devils' scope of prospective targets this summer, with Mourinho actively being encouraged by his board to find the big names of tomorrow.

The cash-counters at United have already backed their manager to the tune of over £300m since his arrival at Old Trafford in the summer of 2016.

And they also displayed the club's financial strength last month when they agreed to pay Alexis Sanchez £505,000 per week to quit Arsenal for Manchester.

Club insiders have stated extra cash is being made available in the close-season if they feel it is worth going the extra yard for a player aged 23 or under, which could potentially save them millions more in the years to come.

United are concerned with how the transfer market is continuing to escalate, with a real desire to back Mourinho's judgement if he comes to them with a name that doesn't immediately shout out.