Manchester United have met with Jose Mourinho's representatives to discuss a potential deal for the Portuguese to take over this summer, according to BBC Sport.
Club officials have refused to comment on such speculation, nor is it believed an agreement has been reached, but various reports suggest negotiations between the two parties have begun.
Mourinho, who was sacked as Chelsea manager in December, has confirmed his wishes to make an immediate return to management rather than take an indefinite sabbatical.
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Current Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal's contract expires next year yet it's believed he will leave this summer, paving way for Mourinho to take over at a club he has long expressed interest and admiration for.
Bringing in the 53-year-old would represent a sound piece of business for United and prove they're capable of keeping pace with rivals Manchester City, who last week announced that Pep Guardiola will succeed Manuel Pellegrini as manager this summer.
Were he to be appointed, Mourinho would bring some much-needed winning pedigree and passion to Old Trafford.
Having already won a plethora of silverware throughout his glittering managerial career, including three Premier League titles and the Champions League twice, the Portuguese would undoubtedly have his eye on further success to add to his already impressive haul.
Much like success, though, controversy has also become synonymous with Mourinho. He infamously made headlines whilst in charge of Real Madrid after falling out with a number of high-profile players, including club legend Iker Casillas.
The very same appeared to happen at Chelsea, too. The two-time Blues manager 'lost the dressing room' at Stamford Bridge during his second tenure after a poor start to the new season, eventually resulting in his sacking.
A class addition he might prove to be, but there are considerable risks for United's hierarchy to consider.
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