Middlesbrough have reportedly made an enquiry over Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira according to the Daily Mail.
Pereira was one of eight united players who were told that they had no immediate future under the Portuguese two weeks ago.
United are said to be only wiling to sanction a loan deal for the talented youngster and do not want the 20-year-old to leave the club on a permanent basis.
Mourinho wants the Brazilian to go out and gain more first team experience away from united and would like the youngster to have a full season of games under his belt, before he is considered for his first team plans at Old Trafford.
Boro were said to have been interested in taking Pereria to the Riverside at the back end of last season on an emergency loan, but a deal failed to materialise.
The top-flight new boys have recruited significantly over the summer under the guidance of Victor Orta and he is keen to add more new faces to his squad before the transfer window slams shut, starting with Pereria.
In moving to the Riverside, Pereira would almost guarantee himself first team football enabling him the chance to show the world what he is all about. Staying at Manchester United to feature in the odd domestic cup game and the Under-21 side would not be fair on Pereira nor anyone else.
For a player as talented as he is to be wasting away in the Under-21’s every week would be a crime, not only for him, but for football.