Manchester United bosses 'vetoed' Jose Mourinho's targets

Manchester United bosses 'vetoed' Jose Mourinho's targets

On Thursday, Jose Mourinho gave a pre-match pass conference ahead of his side's game against Leicester City on Friday in which he discussed the club's plans for the market.

The French World Cup victor is wanted by Barcelona and is said to be keen to join.

Leicester have finally cashed in on Riyad Mahrez but they've shown characteristic resolve to rebuff United's interest in Harry Maguire.

Craig Bellamy has criticised Manchester United for their "desperate" scramble for a centre-back in the closing days of the summer transfer window.

However, the Red Devils are believed to have informed the La Liga giants that they aren't desirous to strike Pogba off their books.

"This is Manchester United".

When talking in a media session about Spurs' opening fixture against Newcastle this Saturday lunchtime, Pochettino addressed the rumours, saying: "We didn't receive (any offer) for any player".

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Despite reports of late moves for Diego Godín and Jérôme Boateng, Jose Mourinho did not get his much-coveted centre-back and will instead have to do make with the same familiar faces as last season. It also included the shock departure of head scout Javier Ribalta, the announcement by two different players that they wanted to leave the club and the sale of full-back Daley Blind.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has been one of the more outspoken critics of the shortened window with time running out for Spurs to make a single signing this summer.

Pochettino added: "I am happy to keep all the squad together, there were many rumours during the summer about players out". Paul Pogba, Marouane Fellaini, Ashley Young and Jesse Lingard return to training after extended leaves on Monday, which means that they are likely to be unfit for the match.

"I said that during pre-season - it looked like I was saying something absolutely out of order, it looked like I was saying something insane - but I repeat, pre-season is hard when you don't have your players to work with".

"I have my players and I like my players", Mourinho said.

"In football, you need time to work and you need players on the pitch to work with which we didn't have until now".

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