Jose Mourinho is interested in Chelsea’s Willian and departing PSG star Zlatan Ibrahimovic, according to Guardian journalist Jamie Jackson.
Jackson, who’s the Manchester football correspondent for both The Guardian and its sister paper The Observer, suggests the newly appointed Manchester United manager wants to strengthen his squad and has already identified two of his former players as transfer targets. Both Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Willian are believed to be keen on a move to United.
Mourinho wants Ibrahimovic and Willian for #mufc and each player wants the move, too…
— jamie jackson (@JamieJackson___) May 27, 2016
Willian, whose current contract expires in the summer of 2018, was his team’s standout performer this season and the Chelsea supporters would surely be unhappy if their club agrees to let their current best player go to a domestic rival.
Ibrahimovic’s arrival would be less complicated. The Sweden superstar will be a free agent at the end of next month and United’s interest in him has already been heavily reported in the press. The striker admitted he’s received an offer from the Premier League at a press conference yesterday, but refused to confirm whether it has come from Manchester United.
Signing Ibrahimovic and Willian would solve two of the major problems in the United squad. Ibrahimovic would help with United’s goal scoring problems, whereas Willian would add pace and industriousness to the team. He’d also be a massive upgrade on Mata and Lingard on the right wing.