Manchester United block transfer moves for Willian and Ivan Perisic due to their age

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Man Utd board block Jose Mourinho's move for top targets Willian and Ivan Perisic
Jose Mourinho wants two more signings this summer (Picture: Getty)

Manchester Uniteds board do not want to sanction expensive moves for Willian and Ivan Perisic because of their age, reports say.

Jose Mourinho is desperate to bring in a right winger this transfer window, but his efforts have been frustrated by Uniteds hierarchy.

World Cup star Perisic and Chelseas Willian were Mourinhos top choices, but the board are blocking moves for the duo.

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The Daily Record claim Mourinho would be happy to sign either attacker, but United do not want to spend big on a player who will be 30 next year.

Willian turns 30 next August, while Perisic will celebrate his 30th birthday in February.

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Neither forward would come cheap with Chelsea turning down a £53million offer from Barcelona for Willian.

Man Utd board block Jose Mourinho's move for top targets Willian and Ivan Perisic
Chelsea want upwards of £50million for Willian (Picture: Getty)
Man Utd board block Jose Mourinho's move for top targets Willian and Ivan Perisic
While Inter will not let Ivan Perisic go for less than £60m (Picture: Getty)

Perisic could cost upwards of £60m after a superb showing from the Croatian in the World Cup, at which his country reached the final.

Mourinho is trying to apply pressure on United chiefs to sign at least two more players, but the boss is concerned with progress considering he asked for a right winger last summer.

There is also the issue of Anthony Martials impending exit and Mourinho would want a replacement for the Frenchman, as he considers United are already light when it comes to cover for Romelu Lukaku.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 24: Manager Jose Mourinho of Manchester United surrounded by players during a pre-season training at UCLA on July 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Mourinhos pre-season squad is depleted (Picture: Getty)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 24: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) The Manchester United squad (L-R: Axel Tuanzebe, Lee Grant, Anthony Martial, Ro-Shaun Williams, Andreas Pereira, Matteo Darmian, Eric Bailly, Alexis Sanchez, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Ander Herrera, Chris Smalling, Luke Shaw ,Joel Pereira, Angel Gomes, Mason Greenwood, Scott McTominay, Joshua Bohui, Tahith Chong, James Garner, Ethan Hamilton, Demitri Mitchell, Diogo Dalot, Juan Mata) in action during a first team training session at UCLA on July 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)
Much of his star players are on extended breaks after the World Cup (Picture: Getty)

Mourinho hinted at tension between him and the club by suggesting his transfer requests were going unheard.

I would get two more players, Mourinho told ESPN. One thing is what I would like. Another thing is what is going to happen. I would get two more players.

United have less than a month to conclude their transfer business as the window slams shut on August 9.

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