By Alex Stevens
Paris Saint-Germain have made an approach to Jose Mourinho about becoming their new manager this summer, according to Sky Sports.
The Portuguese has been heavily linked with the manager’s post at Manchester United since he was sacked by Chelsea for a second time in December.
But Sky Sports reported on Tuesday afternoon via their official Twitter account that PSG are also keen to land the 53-year-old Portugese as they eye a replacement for current boss Laurent Blanc.
The PSG manager has steered the French club to the Ligue 1 title in comprehensive style but they exited the Champions League at the quarter-final stage for a fourth consecutive season when they were knocked out by Manchester City last week.
Mourinho has remained tight-lipped on the destination of his next managerial post but is adamant he is set to take charge of his next club in time for pre-season.
Mourinho stopped short of naming the club but has strongly suggested that he already has an agreement in place with a club.
BREAKING: PSG approach Jose Mourinho to become their new manager this summer #SSNHQ
— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) April 19, 2016
Reports of PSG interest in Mourinho has been interpreted in some quarters as a tactic to hurry up the deal to confirm him at United in succession to under-fire Louis van Gaal.
As revealed by Football Insider last month, Mourinho is understood to have signed a pre-contract agreement with United that is set to make him the highest paid manager in the world.
He has agreed a three-year deal worth £48million and a deal is in place for the Portugese to take over at Old Trafford at the end of the season.
The Telegraph report that Mourinho has already been involved in discussions about new signings and supports moves for Sweden great Ibrahimovic, Everton centre-back Stones and central midfielder Sanches.
In other Manchester United news, Luke Shaw has targeted his comeback match as he steps up his recovery from a double leg fracture.