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Jose Mourinho one step closer to Manchester United appointment as talks continue

Jose Mourinho outside his London home yesterday Credit: PA

Jose Mourinho is closing in on a deal to become Manchester United's new manager as talks continue.

Negotiations between the team's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and Mourinho's agent, Jorge Mendes, began yesterday and are set to resume today.

Former Old Trafford boss, Louis van Gaal's turbulent two years with the team was brought to an end on Monday after he was sacked.

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Afghan Taliban announce successor to Mullah Mansour

The Taliban acknowledged Mullah Mansour's (pictured) death Credit: Reuters

The Afghan Taliban have announced a replacement for leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour who was killed in a US drone strike.

In a statement, the Taliban acknowledged Mansour's death for the first time and named his successor as Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada.

Mansour was killed at 4.30pm on Saturday in Dahl Bandin, a district in Pakistan's Baluchistan province just over the border with Afghanistan.

President Obama authorised the strikes against Taliban leader.

A car on fire at the site of a drone strike believed to have killed Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour Credit: Reuters

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