‘A team without a Brazilian is not a team’ – Mourinho drops Man Utd signing hint

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The Portuguese does not believe that he will be able to sign Willian from Chelsea, but has suggested another South American may arrive

Jose Mourinho has teased Manchester United fans over the identity of a summer target – but the Portuguese says he does not think he will be able to sign Willian from Chelsea.

The attacker has been linked with a move to Old Trafford, but after the Blues sold Nemanja Matic to United last summer and were criticised for doing so, he does not believe another player is likely to make his way direct from Stamford Bridge.

He did, however, suggest he could be after a Brazilian.

"I think that a team without a Brazilian isn't a team,” he told ESPN. “But also, a squad with three or four Brazilian athletes, depending on their profile, cannot make a great team too. I'm kidding!

“I think their talent is fantastic and the creativity of the Brazilian player cannot be measured. If a European team, like, very European, could have a Brazilian in their squad, it would bring a 'Brazilian thing' to the game and I think that's very important.

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“I worked with Brazilian players in every team I coached, and I enjoyed them a lot, everything they can give and also every problem they can create!

“But honestly, I enjoyed a lot, and who knows we can have a Brazilian in the squad next year. I don't believe it will be Willian, because Chelsea won't make it possible.”

United have also been linked with a swoop for Bordeaux winger Malcom. 

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