The new/old Chelsea manager responded with a simple ‘yes’ a couple of weeks ago, when questioned whether it was Rooney or bust this summer.
But are the Blues right to put all their eggs in one basket?
Manchester United’s stance has remained the same since the penultimate game of last season, when Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed the 27-year-old had asked for a transfer.
United have no desire to sell one of their star men, especially not to a Premier League rival.
Whilst Chelsea remain confident of securing the deal, they have so far had a bid in excess of £20million rejected, with United demanding a fee above the £30million mark.
It is going to be by no means an easy signing to complete, with David Moyes reluctant to sell one of his top players less than a month into his tenure at Old Trafford.
Whilst Mourinho insists he has not identified any other targets, he may be wise to start doing so.