Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Inter Star Skriniar Was Jose Target, Says Capello

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Inter Star Skriniar Was Jose Target, Says Capello

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FORMER England manager Fabio Capello has revealed details of a conversation with Jose Mourinho where the Reds boss revealed the defenders he wanted to sign in the summer.

The United manager made no secret of the fact he wanted to strengthen at centre-half in the summer transfer window, but the club failed to reinforce the area before the Premier League market closed on August 9. Now Capello has opened up on the discussion he had with Mourinho at the Uefa coaching convention last month about the players he wanted to recruit.

"This summer at a meeting of the coaches I met Mourinho. He was looking for two defenders: One was [Milan] Skriniar and the other was [Kalidou] Koulibaly," Capello told Sky Calcio Live.

The M.E.N. revealed Inter demanded £76m for Skriniar, 23, who was quickly deemed as too expensive by United early in the transfer window. …

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