Mourinho Interested In Signing Inter Target Kovacic To Manchester

Rummenigge's remarks about City being one of the main inflators is debatable, with the likes of Manchester United, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain spending more on multiple players than City have on ANY player in their history. "We play this game to win", the striker told Business Insider. That lack of urgency doesn't sit well with Mourinho's desire to go all out in a bid to get the team winning titles again at any cost.

"All the other teams have quality as well so we need to be ready for fights, not celebrating signings and stuff".

Mourinho dodged that question, saying: "Anthony Martial is better for Karen [United's press officer] to answer if she wants to answer".

Earlier today Jose Mourinho was asked whether he expected to see Martial back at the club once the squad returns to Manchester, and the Portugese replied: "I don't know".

Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant have all joined the club so far this summer. Then, he embarked upon his string of sulky tirades during the pre-season trip to America.

The forward, who arrived from Monaco for £36m in September 2015, has a year left on his contract, although United have the option to extend by another season. Usually it is to knuckle down and carry on with the promise that he will be allowed to leave in the future, just as happened with Cristiano Ronaldo, who eventually went from Manchester to Madrid.

The Daily Star reports that new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is "desperate" to keep goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and will hold "crunch talks" with the Belgian this week.

The only major signing for the 2016-17 Premier League champions is Brazil midfielder Jorginho from Napoli, with new boss Maurizio Sarri professing himself bored with the transfer market.

However, since the 30-year-old moved to England he has not played for his boyhood team and has therefore had to put his past allegiances to one side.

There is still time but the clock is ticking.