Jose Mourinho has revealed that he is always open to offers on players.
Speculations keep flying around that the duo of Morgan Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay are moving out of Old Trafford, and that Everton are particularly interested in both players since the team needs to add more power to both their midfield and attack lines.
“I am always open to listen to offers for every player,” Mourinho admitted.
“More than listen to offers, I am always ready to listen to the players themselves. So any player who knocks on my door and is not happy and wants to move, when the offers are correct, I will never stop a player from leaving even if it is to a rival.
“When [Juan] Mata left Chelsea to come to Manchester United [in 2014], in my mentality, [it’s] no problem at all. I am always open.”
Nevertheless, the special one tactically dodged a question asked whether any players had submitted a transfer request, before admitting he is looking to keep his squad the same between now and the end of the season.
“Sometimes in matches – and matches is the place where the evaluation is real – you get disappointed with a performance. But in training, the professionalism and the way they do it, I can only say good things about everyone.
“I am happy with the squad I have. I would like my squad to be my squad until the end of the season and I am not going to any player to say, ‘You are going to leave’ because I am not happy, because I don’t want to have him.”
Memphis Depay has played just 20 minutes in the Premier League, while Schneiderlin was lesser – after being told he is not part of Mourinho’s plans.
The Frenchman, who also cost united £25m, is frustrated with his lack of playing time and Koeman desire a reunion after working with the playmaker at former club Southampton.