JOSE MOURINHO could be set to turn to his former club Manchester United in order to sign outcast Donny van de Beek, according to reports.
The Red Devils midfielder, 24, has struggled throughout his first season at Old Trafford.
And now he could find a route out of the club in the form of ex-Man Utd boss Mourinho.
According to Calcio Mercato, the Portuguese coach already has his eye on acquiring Van de Beek in the summer.
The Dutchman has played just 16 times in the Premier League this season, scoring one and assisting another.
He has been largely forced to play second fiddle at Man Utd to the likes of Scott McTominay, Fred, Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba.
But Mourinho, who was announced as Roma boss earlier this week, is looking to bolster his squad as the Italian side have suffered a dreadfully poor campaign.
Outgoing manager Paulo Fonseca has overseen a disappointing season in Serie A which currently sees them sitting in seventh.
And Mourinho has already been linked with numerous players in the transfer window, with a six-man shortlist reported yesterday.
Among those names are Tottenham duo Eric Dier and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, the latter of which impressed under Mourinho at Spurs.
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The new Roma boss is also said to be looking at Van de Beek's teammate Matic and Real Madrid forward Isco.
Wolves striker Raul Jimenez is another player Mourinho could be set to ask for, along with Lille and Portugal international Renato Sanches.
Sanches, 23, won the Golden Boy award for Young Player of the Tournament at Euro 2016 but then went on to perform shockingly on loan at Swansea City.
But since then he has recovered his career at Ligue 1 table toppers Lille, who look set to pip Paris Saint-Germain to the title.
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