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Jose Mourinho 'turned down proposal to sign Gareth Bale, Neymar'

Mourinho 'turned down proposal to sign Bale'
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A report claims that Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho rejected Ed Woodward's proposal to chase one of Gareth Bale, Neymar or Kylian Mbappe this summer.

Jose Mourinho reportedly turned down Ed Woodward's proposal for Manchester United to sign one of Gareth Bale, Neymar or Kylian Mbappe during this summer's transfer window.

The Red Devils boss revealed earlier this week that he is still after two more players before the window closes in a fortnight's time, one of which is likely to be a forward player.

According to The Independent, however, Mourinho rejected the chance to pursue the superstar trio proposed by Woodward, who pitched each player on multiple occasions during face-to-face talks.

Mourinho is said to have informed the club's vice-chairman that he instead wants a hard-working winger, rather than a flamboyant wide attacker, but the search has so far been unsuccessful.

United have brought in three players so far this summer, with Diogo Dalot, Fred and Lee Grant arriving for a combined £67.5m.

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Wednesday's key events

· Team GB starlet Sky Brown - aged just 13 - takes part in the women's park event and has a realistic chance of picking up a medal too. Bombette Martin is Britain's other representative, while hosts Japan are among the favourites for gold (1am)

· Great Britain's women have more history in their sights heading into their semi-final against Netherlands - the team they beat in the 2016 gold medal match (2.30am)

· The men's 400m hurdles final on Tuesday will go down as one of the greatest Olympic races of all time, and the women will attempt to emulate that, with new world record holder Sydney McLaughlin of USA and Netherlands' Femke Bol the favourites for gold (3.30am)
· Nick Miller is Britain's representative in the men's hammer throw final (12.15pm)
· The men's 800m final could be a wide-open affair (1.05pm)
· A thrilling men's 200m final is in store as the likes of Andre de Grasse, Noah Lyles and 17-year-old sensation Erriyon Knighton bid to succeed Usain Bolt as Olympic champion (1.55pm)

· After a medal-laden day on the water on Tuesday, Great Britain will be looking for more success, starting with Luke Patience and Chris Grube in the men's 470-class medal race (6.33am)
· Team GB also have medal hopes in the women's event, with defending champion Hannah Mills looking to retain her crown alongside new teammate Eilidh McIntyre (7.33am)

· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Great Britain's Frazer Clarke faces Uzbekistan's Bakhodir Jalolov in the men's super heavyweight with a place in the gold medal bout up for grabs (7.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also guaranteed a medal, but will look to ensure that is either gold or silver as he takes on Cuba's Arlen Lopez in the light heavyweight final (7.35am)

· World records have been tumbling in the velodrome, and another could go in the men's team pursuit final as Italy - new world record holders themselves - face Denmark (10.06am)

· Three Brits have made into into the final of the men's jumping individual final, including fastest qualifier Ben Maher, who will bid to inherit compatriot Nick Skelton's Olympic crown (11am)

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