Axel Witsel’s agent reveals who Jose Mourinho’s top target was this summer

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first_imgManchester United manager Jose Mourinho targeted Axel Witsel this summer but Chelsea star N’Golo Kante was the Portuguese’s No.1 target, according to Witsel’s agent Paul Stefani.The Red Devils have not been hugely active in the transfer market this summer so far which has led to Mourinho complaining about the club’s lack of signings. 1 Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January However, these claims made by Stefani suggest it has not come from a lack of trying.In an interview with Het Laatse Nieuws, Stefani said: “I know from a very good source that Mourinho said he wanted Witsel, but not in the first place.“N’Golo Kante topped his list.”Although a Kante move to Old Trafford seems incredibly unlikely, it would not be the first time a player has swapped west London for Manchester in recent times with the Blues selling Nemanja Matic to United last summer.And despite expressing an interest in Witsel, the Belgian chose to sign a four-year contract with Borussia Dortmund earlier this week. The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Latest Transfer News moving on IN DEMAND REVEALED targets RANKED Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti center_img LATEST Stefani added: “Eventually Axel said: ‘Do me a favour and finish it as quickly as possible because I really want to go to Dortmund’.” United were reportedly interested in World Cup winner Kante Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father LIVING THE DREAM Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer targets Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland last_img

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