N’golo Kante has revealed that Mourinho was keen on bringing him to Old Trafford, before he joined Chelsea.
The former Leicester midfielder was contacted by Mourinho mere weeks after helping the foxes win the EPL.
However, Kante could not be convinced by Mourinho, with the Frenchman completing a £32m move to the Blues.
“It was amazing to have Mourinho call me, even though I’d been warned before how he would appeal to me,” Kante said.
“I listened to his arguments about why I should move to United.
“But at that time I was hesitant between staying at Leicester or leaving for Chelsea.
“My discussions with them were already well underway. But when I spoke, I had a good feeling with Conte.”