Manchester United are ready to swap Anthony Martial for Chelsea’s Willian as they try to bring the Brazil international to Old Trafford before the close of the window, the Mirror reports.
It says United boss Jose Mourinho has “lost patience” with Martial and “will offer him in return for Willian,” with both players valued at £75 million and reportedly looking for new challenges.
Willian, 29, has been a target for Mourinho since the former Chelsea manager arrived at United, and the Mirror says “his recent problems at Chelsea have encouraged Mourinho that a deal can be done.”
And although Blues boss Maurizio Sarri wants to keep Willian, that will not prevent United from attempting to get a deal over the line.
Meanwhile, Manchester United have finally made progress in their protracted pursuit of Toby Alderweireld after finding a compromise with Tottenham over a £60 million fee, according to the Mirror.
It reports that the clubs have found common ground in the past two days and that the Belgium international centre-back is set to move to Old Trafford ahead of Thursday’s deadline.
United have also been linked with Harry Maguire and Yerry Mina, but Alderweireld’s experience appears to have made him a priority for Jose Mourinho.