Mourinho Tells United Board To Complete Midfielder Deal Before World Cup

Alex Sandro Man Utd

Alex Sandro Man Utd

Despite putting pen to paper on a new five-year deal with the Ukrainian outfit at the turn of the year, the Brazilian has always been linked with a move to the Premier League and it seems that he will be the first of Mourinho's summer signings.

Yet it's tough to see Inter letting their skipper leave the San Siro this summer as he's the key reason why they're back in the Champions League.

The Evening Standard claimed earlier this week that Spurs have made France global Martial one of their top transfer targets ahead of the summer window.

With Pep Guardiola signalling interesting in Fred - who seems the natural successor to Fernandinho in a lot of respects - this could simply be Mourinho's way of frustrating the Premier League champions. That's what he needs to do. "You hear all the time some rumours, and sometimes you're not sure, and you get lost in all the messages".

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GETTYMan Utd transfer news Daley Blind and Luke Shaw sales could fund a move for Alex Sandro

"And now, if I'm not mistaken, there was news of a very strong bid from United". With Matteo Darmian set to join Juventus, United could ask for Mario Mandzukic in return.

Manchester City and Manchester United, both the clubs are highly interested in the signing of the midfielder.

"We'll get exactly the amount he costs", he added. This will be a market price, the fair price, and it will be beneficial both for the club inviting Fred and for us. I'm feeling good, happy, I can't complain.

With Michael Carrick's retirement, there is a void in the midfield that will need to be dealt with and surely, a player like Fred could go a long way in terms of bolstering our forces. For how much? I can not say so now. United are in desperate need of a midfielder with good ball-winning qualities as well as a desire to push forward, so should he join, Fred could prove the ideal foil for Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba.

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