Mourinho has been a long-term admirer of the 19-year-old, but missed out on the former Benfica midfielder when he signed for Bayern Munich.
The Portuguese has never abandoned hope of bringing the teenager to the Theatre of Dreams, but has yet to make an approach in this transfer window.
However, he may just feel the pressure to finally make a move after Sanches’ sensational performance against Chelsea, and in particular, Kante.
Kante had praise heaped on him from every angle last season as he helped his Blues side with the Premier League title.
He won the PFA Player of the Year award for his efforts and was widely regarded as the reason Antonio Conte’s men were so successful.
This summer Manchester United, Man City, Liverpool and Arsenal have all parted with a lot of cash to compete with Chelsea next season.
And after Tuesday’s friendly between Bayern Munich and Chelsea, which finished 3-2 to the Bundesliga giants, United fans think they’ve found the answer to their problems.