Mourinho warned last weekend that a "difficult season" could lie ahead if they failed to strengthen the squad before the deadline, but an inflated market has made the challenge of improving defensively an even tougher ask.
Mourinho has rounded on the club's hierarchy for failing to sufficiently strengthen in his opinion despite the signings of Brazilian global midfielder Fred and Portuguese full-back Diogo Dalot.
However, Liverpool did their business early and are not expected to be busy on deadline day after recruiting Brazilian global Alisson Becker for a short-lived world record 72.5 million euro fee for a goalkeeper and midfielders Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri.
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Jean Michael Seri was a transfer target for Barcelona just 12 months ago, but will now be lining up at Craven Cottage rather than the Camp Nou along with former Nice team-mate Maxime Le Marchand, German World Cup victor Andre Schurrle and Alfie Mawson, who earned an England call-up earlier in the year.
Steve Coppell took Reading up as second-tier champions with a record-breaking 106 points in 2005/06 and he built on that achievement with an impressive eighth-place finish in their first Premier League season.
A fourth successive top-four finish would represent a good outcome for Spurs, but they will be under pressure from Chelsea and Arsenal who finished fifth and sixth past year, while big-spending West Ham could push for a top-six finish.
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The majority of the 30-minute Q&A session was about Disney's new streaming service which is set to compete with Netflix . On an adjusted basis, Disney earned $1.87 per share, below estimates of $1.95 per share.
"I focus on the players I have for the first couple of matches".
I'm not so sure about what's happening at Manchester United and I think alarm bells will be ringing on a commercial front with the manager and the team not really operating in the way the fans want. "Nobody is consistent with 11 players". In football, you need time to work and players on the pitch to work and we didn't have until now.
Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool open their season at home at Anfield against West Ham United early on Monday morning (NZ time). How was your summer, your World Cup, your holiday and your pre-season?
Chelsea also have a new boss but are already playing catch-up with Maurizio Sarri only appointed a month before the start of the campaign.
United's second bid for Maguire is believed to have been worth around £60million, but Leicester are holding out for £75m despite publicly insisting the 25-year-old is not for sale.
Kepa becomes the most expensive goalkeeper of all time.