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Manchester United Eye Toby Alderweireld, Willian

Jose MourinhoManchester United are set to make attempts to sign Chelsea midfielder Willian and Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld this summer, sources have said.

Jose Mourinho was keen to bring Willian, 29, to Old Trafford last year and, according to sources, the Brazil international was open to the move.

Chelsea, however, refused to sell and Mourinho was forced to turn his attention to Inter Milan’s Ivan Perisic before finally bolstering his forward line with the arrival of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal in January.

Since the Chile forward’s arrival, Mourinho has been adamant he will not look to sign another attacker before next season.

But doubts about the future of Anthony Martial, who is wanted by Juventus after finding first-team opportunities limited by increased competition from Sanchez, has led to United revisiting the possibility of signing Willian, a player held in high regard by Mourinho after their time together at Stamford Bridge.

United, though, must first convince Chelsea to sell and, after the backlash from fans following the sale of Nemanja Matic last summer, it is not a given.

Meanwhile, sources have said that Tottenham are resigned to losing Alderweireld this summer with the Belgium centre-back so far refusing to sign an extension to his contract.

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