Manchester United might be forced to let go of their centre-back Chris Smalling this window due to constant pressure from West Ham for his signature.
The England international was lively for the Red Devils at the back of the pitch last season but Mourinho wasn’t really impressed with what he got from the defender.
Having seen all that the Englishman could offer last term, the Portuguese manager was forced to make move for Porto young full-back Diogo Dalot, thereby raising questions over Smalling’s future at Old Trafford.
Mourinho is also interested in £62m-rated Tottenham outcast Toby Alderweireld and he is reportedly doing all he could to lure the impressive and experienced defender to The Theater of Dreams ahead of next season.
Should he successfully capture the Belgian international in the ongoing transfer window, Smalling will surely struggle to get much first-team action under the former Real Madrid head coach in the 2018-19 season.
According to Metro, the player is being monitored by West Ham, who narrowly escaped being relegated from the Premier League last season.
The Hammers are hoping to revamp their squad ahead of next season, after a nit-too-impressive outing throughout last season.
However, the player would need to prove his quality with the Three Lions of England in the ongoing Russia 2018 World Cup so as to convince the hammers to make a huge bid for his signature.