The Red Devils are chasing a deal for Henrikh Mkhitaryan but Borussia Dortmund are reluctant to sell, having already parted with Ilkay Gundogan and Mats Hummels this summer.
Should United fail to reach an agreement with the Black-Yellows, they’ll reportedly turn their attentions to Arsenal ace Aaron Ramsey.
The Wales international, who is currently starring for his country at Euro 2016, has reportedly grown frustrated with his inability to hold down a central midfield role under Arsene Wenger.
But Mourinho would be prepared to offer the 25-year-old that position, creating a similar kind of role that saw Chelsea icon Frank Lampard emerge as the Premier League’s greatest ever goalscoring midfielder.
Although Arsenal rate Ramsey at around £50million, United will initially look to test their Premier League rivals’ resolve with a bid of £35million.