Mourinho Hoping To Sign One More Player To Complete Manchester United Team
Aug 05 2017
The Wales global has been linked with a potential switch to Old Trafford from the Champions League holders in the current transfer window.
United have already signed Lindelof, Lukaku and Matic this summer and Perisic could be their fourth signing. A winger is the Portuguese coach's top priority but little progress has been made in recent weeks amid an inflated transfer market which has seen Neymar join PSG for €222m [£198m].
"Candreva has never been on the market and we have absolutely no intention of selling him". "And the same goes for Perisic".
"Perisic is a very important player for us". But the delay over the move highlights the struggles Mourinho's side have encountered getting deals over the line this summer.
Mourinho's squad subsequently flew off on their tour of the United States before turning their attentions to the signing of Nemanja Matic.
Mourinho has previously talked about the situation, claiming he could be forced into accepting just three players this summer, but is still hoping the club can complete four.
"While the winger's agent Jonathan Barnett has dismissed the rumours of his client's potential departure from the Spanish capital, Jose Mourinho would love to bring him to Old Trafford and Zinedine Zidane has conceded one of his big-name attackers could be on his way out before the transfer window closes".
The final position Mourinho could strengthen is left-back as it was something of a problem area for United last season - although the newspaper does say Mourinho is ready to give Luke Shaw another chance after being impressed with his response to a frustrating campaign a year ago. "He has a long term contract but we still want to offer him a new one, we want him to stay with us". Matic only made his debut in Dublin against Sampdoria on Wednesday [2 August], 11 days before their Premier League opener.