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Witsel agent: Mourinho made Kante priority Man Utd signing this summer

The agent of Axel Witsel has revealed Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho wanted to sign N'Golo Kante this summer.

Witsel was also interesting United before he committed to Borussia Dortmund this week.

And agent Paul Stefani lifted the lid on United's attempts after the deal was close.

"There were other candidates, Manchester United wanted him, Napoli, but I told Axel, 'At Dortmund you are the number one, at Manchester you are one of the ... And at Napoli, too'.

"I know from a very good source that José Mourinho said he wanted Witsel, but not in the first place. N'Golo Kanté topped his list.

"In the end Axel said: 'Do me a favor and get it done as soon as possible, because I really want to go to Dortmund'."

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