5 of Jose Mourinho's midfield targets for the summer
Jose Mourinho has a massive season ahead of him, where he is expected to deliver the Premier League trophy to his employers.
The departing Micheal Carrick and Marouane Fellaini have made it crucial for the Portuguese to sign at least two central midfielders this summer.
Moreover, Jose desperately needs a regista to free up Paul Pogba whose playing position has been a matter of great debate lately.
The manager has publicly admitted that the midfield would be his primary area of reinforcement in the coming summer.
Here are the players he must be looking at for his engine room upgrade.
# 5. Fred
No other player has been linked to the Manchester clubs as strongly as the Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder. His classy display against AS Roma in the 2nd round of the Champions League proved why they are keen to sign the player in the summer.
The 25-year-old has been in sublime form for the Ukrainian side this season with his tenacity, tackling and passing. He is a marvellous passer of the ball and a severe counter-attacking threat.
The Brazilian has made 33 appearances this season and scored four, while creating another six from the central midfield position.
His dribbling and tackling skills have attracted the attention from some big clubs, and the player would tick all the required boxes for Jose at the club.
City are now believed to have pulled out of the race to sign him which puts Ed Woodward in the driving seat.