There has been some reports on the SportsDirectNews website which have claimed Chelsea have entered the race for Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho and are willing to offer cash plus David Luiz this summer.
Mourinho is determined to land compatriot Carvalho when the transfer window reopens, despite Manchester United insiders revealing they retain a strong interest in the player.
Mourinho plans to ask directors to approve a £36million offer which would trigger the Portugal international’s release clause, as he sees the young man as a great long-term investment.
However, he is also playing with the idea of handing over Luiz plus a whole load of funds, as the Brazilian is not wanted at Stamford Bridge.
Carvalho’s driving runs and presence in the heart of the midfield strongly appeals to club spies, who have watched his progress with interest this season.