Published: Thu, July 26, 2018
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Jose Mourinho willing to sell Matteo Darmian - Premier League 2018

Jose Mourinho willing to sell Matteo Darmian - Premier League 2018

Mourinho said he was told three days ago by Martial - who is expected to leave Old Trafford this summer - that he was flying back to Paris to attend the birth of his second child.

Manchester United continues their pre-season on Wednesday when they host AC Milan in Pasadena, following draws with Club America and San Jose Earthquakes so far.

Alderweireld is also ready to leave the club after falling out with Spurs boss, Mauricio Pochettino past.

While United's title rivals have also embarked on pre-season tours missing several World Cup stars, Mourinho rejected suggestions the mass absenteeism would create a "level playing field".

Central defence has seemingly become a priority position for Mourinho in this transfer window despite the signings of Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof in the past two summers.

Jose Mourinho
GETTY Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho could swoop for Arturo Vidal

According to The Times, Mourinho is extremely unhappy that Martial has left the tour.

Martial has been strongly linked with a move away from the club after his agent claimed he wanted a move, with the France worldwide reported to have a strained relationship with Mourinho.

Manchester United have reportedly made their move for Harry Maguire, who is confident of sealing his transfer from Leicester City before the season begins. Jose Mourinho has said he wants to start Martial against Leicester alongside Sanchez and Juan Mata. United's general policy is to back the manager regarding his choice of location in the summer. "This club is always linked to centre-backs, whether it's the club or agents or whoever, because the best come here".

Even if he went straight to the US on Monday, he would not be deemed fit for a match just yet and so remaining in Manchester and building up fitness for Bayern Munich instead is logical.

Rebic now plays for Eintracht Frankfurt at club level in the Bundesliga, with no mention of how much they would demand as a fee.

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