Toby Alderweireld and Harry Maguire have been strongly linked with a move to United in recent weeks but with Tottenham and Leicester demanding big money for the duo, it looks like Mourinho is eyeing a cheaper alternative. "He is a very good player for us", Puel told Sky Sports.
Despite failing to impress at the Spanish champions, Mina showed his potential at the World Cup and scored a dramatic late equaliser against England in the round of 16.
Juventus are also interested in Digne should Alex Sandro depart, but for the moment, the French global continues his pre-season with Barcelona in the U.S. and waits to see how his club will react.
Meanwhile, a deal for the Colombia global could see the Red Devils dump their chase Leicester City's Harry Maguire.
"Of course for us he is a very good player - I wait for him with impatience because we need Harry and we need also Jamie (Vardy) because they are Leicester".
Premier League side Everton have submitted a formal bid for Barcelona left-back and Frenchman Lucas Digne worth between €18m and €22m, according to RMC.
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Manchester United are interested in signing the Englishman who starred at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but Leicester City have no intentions of letting their prized asset leave.
Puel said if Leicester sell Maguire, finding a suitable replacement would be impossible before the league's transfer window closes on 9 August.
'We can not lose players just a few days before the beginning of the season, ' he said. We would not be able to find a solution and we can not be behind.
At 25 years old and a domestic player, Maguire has been quoted as high as $86 million in various media reports in links with Manchester United and Chelsea. "It is important to maintain our structure, our squad and all our valuable players for the team".
His stock further increased after an excellent World Cup campaign with England, where he played a pivotal part as Gareth Southgate's men made it all the way to semifinals of the tournament.