Man Utd Eyeing £155m Trio As Mourinho Plots Summer Spending Spree
Manchester United are eyeing moves for Fred, Blaise Matuidi and Ivan Perisic as Jose Mourinho plans to further strengthen his squad this summer
The transfer window is closed but managers are working hard on their plans for the summer so we’ll bring you all the latest gossip from around the globe. Today, news on Man Utd’s summer targets…
Manchester United are eyeing moves for Fred, Blaise Matuidi and Ivan Perisic as Jose Mourinho plots a summer spending spree, according to the Daily Mail.
Mourinho has spent around £300m since arriving less than two years ago but admitted he needs to further strengthen his squad following United’s shock Champions League defeat to Sevilla last week.
The Portuguese coach also conceded that United are not currently one of the best sides in Europe so it looks like they are looking to strengthen this summer to try and keep up with Man City.
The Daily Mail claim Mourinho wants to sign a world class midfielder with Fred and Matuidi on his wish-list as Michael Carrick is set to retire while Marouane Fellaini’s contract is up in June and he’s yet to sign a new deal.
Fred has been strongly linked with United and Man City in recent months after starring for Shakhtar Donetsk and the report says the midfielder will cost around £60m this summer.
Matuidi has continued to impress since joining Juventus from Paris Saint-Germain last summer and the Daily Mail suggest it will take an offer of around £40m to persuade the Italians to sell.
The 30-year-old is a powerful midfielder who would add some physicality alongside Nemanja Matic in the middle of the park if he made a move to Old Trafford so the Frenchman would be an astute piece of business.
A new winger could also be on the cards and the newspaper report suggests that United are ready to renew their interest in £55m-rated Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic at the end of the season.
United were strongly linked with the Croatian international last summer and despite signing Alexis Sanchez in January, it looks like Mourinho is still hoping to lure Perisic to Manchester this summer.
The 29-year-old has been in solid form for Inter this season having provided 8 goals and 7 assists in his 27 Serie A games and he’d provide quality service to Romelu Lukaku if he did make a move to United.
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However, some players will have to make way for the new arrivals and the Daily Mail suggest that Anthony Martial’s future at Old Trafford is uncertain while the likes of Juan Mata, Daley Blind, Luke Shaw and Matteo Darmian are also tipped to leave.
We’ll have to wait and see how things progress but United would need to splash out around £155m if they want to sign Fred, Matuidi and Perisic so it looks like it’s going to be another busy summer at Old Trafford.
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