Deadline day round-up: Kovacic in at Chelsea, all quiet at Manchester United

Deadline day round-up: Kovacic in at Chelsea, all quiet at Manchester United

It is understood United officials have grown increasingly tired and suspicious of Pogba's high-profile agent Mino Raiola, whom they blame for stories that his client would prefer to play for Barcelona.

Just 75 seconds had passed when Alexis Sanchez's shot was blocked by Daniel Amartey's arm in the Leicester penalty area.

It's reported by The Sun that United were actually prepared to shell out £100m for French World Cup victor Varane, but Real Madrid were not interested in selling.

Pushed on whether there would be any ins or outs on Thursday, Mourinho added: "The information I have is no (nothing will happen)".

The Foxes looked startled by United's early intensity but slowly began to feel its way into the match, with debutant James Maddison shining.

Mourinho's transfer targets were not shared by the United board. But Mourinho talks to my agent all the time, he says "bring him, bring him". Still, it was a display to suggest this could be his season in the same way he left his mark on the World Cup. "It depends on the music, but words for me don't come easy".

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Chicharito added: "The manager called me before the World Cup because he knew my situation was hard at the end of last season, and he made me feel very good".

Elsewhere, 35-year-old former Arsenal and Manchester City defender Bacary Sagna has joined MLS side Montreal Impact until the end of the 2018 season, with the option of a further year.

Mourinho splashed out £89m in 2016 to make the Frenchman United's club-record signing.

The likes of Romelu Lukaku, Ashley Young, Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard and Marouane Fellaini will all need to be assessed ahead of the game to see if they are fit to face Leicester after only returning to training this week. If he remains at Old Trafford beyond the 31 August European transfer deadline how do the club, and Mourinho, manage the World Cup-winning star?

"I think what Jose Mourinho saw and what all of us saw in the summer was Paul Pogba smashing the middle of the France changing room, calling on the rest of the players, demanding more from them". "I have the foundations to do that here with the manager and my team-mates at Manchester United".

Fans have been disappointed in the owner's apparent refusal to seriously back their manager as Mourinho had made it clear how many players he wanted to bring in.

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