According to the Daily Mirror, Manchester United made an approach for France international striker Kylian Mbappé rejected during the recent transfer window.
Mourinho’s men, who defeated Leicester City 2-1 at Old Trafford on Friday night to kick start their top-flight’s new 2018/19 season, were believed to be working on signing the Paris Saint-Germain star this summer.
Mbappé, who already registered 22 international appearances for his country, netted 21 goals and provided 15 assists in 44 appearances across all competitions for PSG last season.
The youngster netted four goals in Russia this summer as France lifted the 2018 FIFA World Cup after they defeated Croatia in last month’s final, joined PSG on an initial loan deal from French rivals AS Monaco last August, but has now completed his staggering £160m permanent move to the capital club.
The report adds that the Ligue 1 champions rejected an approach by the Red Devils for Mbappé during while the transfer window was still opened, which got closed on Thursday evening at 17:00pm.
This has left Mourinho out of options ahead of the new season, but managed to sign only defender Diogo Dalot (FC Porto), midfielder Fred (Shakhtar Donetsk) and veteran goalkeeper Lee Grant (Stoke City) this summer.