SKY SPORT-Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he wants to make four signings this summer, with two already confirmed and another arriving “soon”.
In his first official news conference since succeeding Louis Van Gaal, the former Chelsea boss was clear on his summer transfer plans.
With ex-Villarreal defender Eric Bailly and forme PSG Striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic already signed and a third – Borussia Dortmund midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan – on his way, Mourinho is now closing in on a fourth target.
Sky sources understand United want to bring Juventus Midfielder Paul Pogba back to Old Trafford, although Mourinho would not be drawn on the fourth player’s identity.
“We made a nucleus of four positions as priority to give a certain balance to the squad, and a push in terms of quality that I want,” Mourinho said.
Mourinho also made it clear that he wants “specialists” as he set out his ideas on his United squad.
“As you know, especially the ones with more vision, I am a manager that likes specialists, not multi-functional players,” he said.
“I am clear with my approach and model of player. I like one or two multi-functional players. You always need someone that can give you a hand.
“From these targets we have three, until we have the fourth we are working hard on that, with Mr Woodward and the owners. When we have them we will breathe, we will be stable, and the market will still be open.”