Yet a downbeat Mourinho has admitted he may not get the defender he listed as his top priority when he submitted his transfer wish-list last May, as he admitted he was growing exhausted of the endless speculation ahead of transfer deadline day.
Mourinho guided Manchester United to their best Premier League finish since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013, but the 55-year-old coach has insisted that he wants to sign two more players before the end of the transfer window.
"I am not confident".
Mourinho has admitted this morning that he is "not confident" of any new arrivals before tonight's 5pm transfer deadline so he'll have to work with what he's got as Claude Puel's Leicester visit Old Trafford.
Margot Kidder's daughter makes mental health appeal
Canadian-born Kidder had been a mental health advocate during her life with her own struggles well-documented in the media. She also noted Montana's high suicide rate and the empathy she feels for the people there going through the same thing.
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Authorities are still searching through the rubble left behind on Lombok Island, still hoping to find survivors. This morning the island suffered a strong 6.2 tremor that was felt in neighbouring Bali, Reuters reports.
Man Utd legend Neville: Chelsea will miss Courtois
Real Madrid reached a deal with Chelsea for around 35 million euros to sign Thibaut Courtois , who will sign a six year deal. The goalkeeper has spent three seasons at Atletico Madrid during his early days and also won La Liga in 2013-14.
The club have brought in some useful players in Fred, Diogo Dalot and goalkeeper Lee Grant but those transfers haven't exactly got pulses racing.
"Is hard for me to understand, to feel, to believe we finish second - which I keep saying, and it is sometimes hard to believe, that I won eight championships and three Premier League's but I keep feeling the second last season was one of my biggest achievements in the game". 'When I listen, when I read, it's hard to believe we finished second because you are capable of making people who finish second (sound like we) were relegated.
"The list that I gave you before of the injured players is an important list and today after training I will speak with that group of players because everybody is different physically and mentally and I need to see how they feel they are and to understand to think how they can help or not help".
Marcus Rashford, Victor Lindelof and Romelu Lukaku returned early and should be available.
Castles said: "Everton, I'm told, have agreed a fee with Barcelona".