£50m Mourinho target called in for showdown talks in Germany

Date published: Friday 23rd August 2019 2:10

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Eintracht Frankfurt manager Adi Hutter has demanded talks and the full commitment from unsettled forward Ante Rebic.

Inter Milan have been linked with Rebic despite the arrival of Romelu Lukaku from Manchester United, with Sky Sport in Italy claiming Inter remain interested in the Croatia international.

Frankfurt have lost Luka Jovic and Sebastien Haller this summer and are desperate to keep hold of Rebic, who was understood to be a target for Manchester United last summer.

Tuttosport claimed last summer that United had launched a £50million bid to land the Croatian wide man, while The Independent suggested that Jose Mourinho had turned to Rebic.

The usually reliable Sport Bild also reported that United had made contact with Rebic’s agent over a transfer in the summer of 2018, while Bayern Munich coach Nico Kovac, denied they were in for Rebic.

A move never materialised for the powerful forward, who made a big impact at the 2018 World Cup, but after the player’s poor performance in Frankfurt’s 1-0 defeat to Strasbourg, his future looks far from secure.

“If he wants to stay here, I want him to show it. If not, we have to find a solution,” Hutter said. “When playing for Eintracht Frankfurt, I want you to give everything you’ve got. I didn’t see that from him today. We’ll sit down with him and talk plainly.”

Rebic was given the hook at half-time as Frankfurt lost in the first-leg of their Europa League qualifying tie in France.

German outlet DW also claim “Hutter’s verdict on the performance of Rebic could become an issue for the club”.


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