Manchester United are closing in the £40m capture of Nemanja Matic from Chelsea.
Report suggests the deal could be completed by the weekend with the Blues ready to let Matic move to Old Trafford as soon as they wrap up a deal for Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko.
It is thought personal terms have already been agreed between United and the 28-year-old, who has reportedly agreed a four-year deal worth £150,000-a-week.
Mourinho signed the Serb for £21m in January 2014 when previously in charge at Chelsea and the player became part of his title-winning side. Matic’s impressive return to the club he originally joined in August 2009 from the Slovakian side Kosice won him a place in the 2015 PFA team of the year.
Matic is seen as the replacement for Michael Carrick and as an upgrade to Marouane Fellaini. Carrick signed a new one-year contract last month but he will be 36 on 28 July.