"I want 21 players plus three goalkeepers. And we do not need any revolution: I expect only 2-3 major signings," insisted Mourinho yesterday.

Controcampo says Santiago Solari, Cesar and Olivier Dacourt will not be offered new terms and will leave on Bosmans, while Maniche is returning to parent club Atletico Madrid after a disappointing six-month loan.

Fiorentina are expected to be encouraged to bid for Nicola Burdisso, while Hernan Crespo and David Suazo will also be made available. The big departure will be Dejan Stankovic, who is expected to follow Roberto Mancini to his next club.