Jose Mourinho identifies Fred, Blaise Matuidi and Ivan Perisic as three targets for major summer spree

has identified three major summer targets as he looks to seriously strengthen his squad for next season, reports claim.

The Portuguese has already spent £300m since his arrival at Old Trafford but he wants United chiefs to focus on strengthening their defensive options.

A holding midfielder is seen as a priority, with Shakhtar Donetsk’s Fred and ’ Blaise Matuidi both on his radar.

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Fred, who was being targeted by Manchester City, is valued at £60m, while France international Matuidi is thought to be available for around the £40m mark.

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Though defenders will also be a priority as Mourinho looks to move on the likes of Luke Shaw, Matteo Darmian, Chris Smalling and Daley Blind, he is also set to reignite his interest in Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic, according to the Daily Mail.

Should the Croatia international arrive in Manchester, Anthony Martial may pursue a move elsewhere amid concerns of falling down the pecking order.

However, Mourinho is convinced he needs a new creative wide man after seeing his side fail to provide good service to Romelu Lukaku during their Champions League defeat at the hands of Sevilla.

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