Jose Mourinho has reportedly identified Croatia international Ante Rebic as an alternative to Chelsea winger Willian, according to Miguel Delaney for The Independent.
Mourinho is keen to reunite with Willian at Old Trafford but the chances of Chelsea letting the Brazil international join a domestic rival are slim.
Chelsea are said to be holding out for £70 million having already rejected three offers from Barcelona this summer.
The La Liga champions seemingly pulled the plug on their pursuit of the 29-year-old and instead wrapped up a deal for 21-year-old Bordeaux forward Malcom.
Willian turns 30 in the coming weeks, but age has never been a concern for Mourinho, probably because he doesn’t stay at clubs for very long.
With that in mind, Ed Woodward may be hesitant to allow Mourinho make too many short-term purchases.
Now our attention has seemingly turned to 24-year-old World Cup sensation Rebic.
The Frankfurt ace demonstrated his ability throughout the tournament, even scoring a stunning goal against Argentina. We’ll have a bit of that on the right flank next season.