Manchester United will travel to America on 15 July for their pre-season tour of America and Jose Mourinho has demanded that his club’s CEO Ed Woodward completes the signing of his two main transfer targets before then.
The Portuguese wants the transfers of Spurs centre-back Toby Alderweireld and Juventus left-back Alex Sandro wrapped up before United head stateside next report The Times.
Even if both players are signed before hand, Belgium international Alderweireld would not join up with his new team-mates until a later date depending on how far his Country progresses at the World Cup in Russia.
Mourinho is said to have now informed Woodward that he no longer needs another midfielder to compliment new £52 million signing Fred, after it was confirmed yesterday that Marouane Fellaini has agreed a contract extension to keep him at Old Trafford until 2020.
Although Manchester United had the second best defensive record in the Premier League last season the clubs 55-year-old coach is determined to further strengthen his options at the back. Despite strong rumours that Mourinho is also interested in signing another attacking player it seems this is not his priority at this time, although things could change during the summer if Anthony Martial gets his wish and forces his way out of Old Trafford.