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Massimiliano Allegri contacted to take over from Jose Mourinho at Manchester United

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Allegri has been approached by United (Picture: Getty)

Manchester United have reportedly offered Massimiliano Allegri a three-year contract to become the clubs next manager.

Jose Mourinho remains in charge at United, but is under increasing pressure after a dismal start to the season.

Sitting eighth in the Premier League table and with three embarrassing defeats already on the books, Mourinhos future is hanging in the balance.

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Reports in Italy claim Allegri is already in contact with United chiefs and has responded positively to the approach.

Juventus will not want to lose their head coach, especially when the Italian champions spent big during the last transfer window to appease their managers wishes.

Allegri was thought to be considering leaving Juventus before the club went all out to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid.

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Calciomercato claim United have offered Allegri a three-year deal worth £7.9million a season, and have also promised a £175m war chest for signings.

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Allegri is under contract at Juventus until 2020 and has plans to turn the Serie A giants into serious Champions League contenders this season.

United are desperate to turn their fortunes around amid reports Mourinho was on the verge of the sack before the 3-2 win over Newcastle.

Allegri could leave Juventus at the end of the season (Picture: Getty)

A late winner from Alexis Sanchez against the Magpies lifted some of the pressure off Mourinho, but United face a tough return to club action.

The unbeaten Chelsea welcome United to Stamford Bridge on 20 October, with Mourinho returning to his former club once again.

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