Mourinho here is confirming that we will be after a central midfielder in the Summer, potentially a second midfielder as "two gaps" may occur if Fellaini leaves. So a deep lying midfielder and potentially a more box-to-box midfielder.José Mourinho said:In midfield Michael Carrick will be not the No.16. Who will have Michael Carrick in his shirt next season, so we lose a player. It's there in midfield where we need to improve but to get a player to compensate the situation of Michael.
If Fellaini leaves we have two gaps there so let's see what happens. But in relation to Fellaini the good thing is he wants to stay with us and we would like him to stay with us. To sign a contract the person must be happy and let's see.
This is going to be a pivotal signing in our evolution and it's hopefully going to be the one that sees us transition out of 4-2-3-1 (especially in the big games.)
So do your work Redcafe Scouts, who should we go after? Weigl, Kovačić, Seri, Fred, Verratti? Which midfielder out there do you think would be the best fit for our current squad.