Manchester United eyeing Croatia World Cup star Ante Rebic as alternative to Chelsea’s Willian

MANCHESTER UNITED have set their sights on Eintracht Frankfurt winger Ante Rebic, according to reports.

The Croatian World Cup star is seen as a viable alternative to Willian as a deal with Chelsea looks unlikely.

Ante Rebic is on Manchester United’s radar
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Jose Mourinho has been frustrated in his attempts to land Willian from Chelsea
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The Independent says the United boss Jose Mourinho is desperate to land a wide player that fits into his 4-3-3 system.

So far, Mourinho has only managed to add Fred and Diogo Dalot to his ranks alongside back-up keeper Lee Grant.

Rebic’s fellow countryman Ivan Perisic was the one Mourinho wanted, but his outstanding displays in Russia have seen his valuation soar.

Inter Milan want £80million for Perisic, a fee United are reluctant to shell out for the 29-year-old.

 

Rebic starred alongside United target Ivan Perisic for Croatia at World Cup
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Ante Rebic joined Eintracht Frankfurt form Verona last summer
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However, Rebic who moved to the Bundesliga from Verona last summer is a much cheaper alternative and a potential deal for the 24-year-old will be far less complicated if United step up their interest.

United could face competition from Bayern Munch for Rebic who played in all six World Cup games for Croatia and scored in the 3-0 Group D win over Argentina.

Mourinho has revealed he is after two more signings before the Premier League opener against Leicester City, but it not upbeat about getting what he wants.

He told ESPN: “One thing is what I would like. Another thing is what is going to happen.

And when pressed about how many players he wants to bring to Old Trafford, he added: “I would get two more players.”

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