Man Utd transfer news: Jose Mourinho plans for Chelsea star Willian concern club hierarchy
Manchester United boss Mourinho managed Willian at Chelsea and would love to bring the Brazilian to Old Trafford.
The winger is on the Red Devils’ radar as they frantically hunt reinforcements with just nine days of the transfer window remaining.
Manchester United’s summer, so far, has disappointed. Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant are all they have to show for their efforts at a time where Liverpool and Manchester City, Champions League finalists and Premier League winners last season, continue to strengthen.
And the Daily Telegraph say United bosses are concerned that Mourinho wants Willian in – and is prepared to give Martial to Chelsea – due to the long-term prospects of both players.
The France international is determined to secure a move away despite Ed Woodward’s plan to trigger a one-year extension clause in his contract.
Chelsea are understood to have an interest in Martial and would relish the chance to land the 22-year-old.
And the Telegraph suggest Mourinho is open to a sensational swap deal, in a transfer that would rock the Premier League.
However, the United board are opposed to that idea due to the long-term logistics of any potential exchange.
Both teams would benefit from a potential transfer.
Chelsea would be signing a Martial who, despite enduring two difficult seasons under Mourinho, remains one of France football’s biggest hopes.
And United would secure a Willian whose experience and penetration would benefit their lopsided attack.
Mourinho, meanwhile, feels he will only sign one more player this summer despite wanting a centre-back and winger.
The United boss said: “I am confident I will get one, but I think two I am not going to get – which is not a drama.
“In every pre-season it happens the same, with every club, which is that the manager wants more.
“It’s our nature, you always want more for your team, but then club decisions are different and normally you don’t get what you want, which happened during all my career.
“So, if I get one player until the end of the market, that’s fine.”