Jose Mourinho has reportedly started house hunting in Cheshire as his move to Old Trafford edges closer.
According to a report from The Sun, the former Chelsea boss has appointed an agent to look for suitable properties.
Spanish football expert Guillem Balague revealed yesterday, Mourinho’s representatives are confident that they have secured a deal with United.
But the Red Devils have not yet confirmed their interest and it’s believed Louis van Gaal could continue his reign at the Premier League giants.
United’s failure to unveil Mourinho as their next manager for the upcoming season has put Real Madrid on red alert.
Spanish news outlet Fichajes have claimed that the La Liga giants now want their former boss back at the Bernabeu.
And according to a report from Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is a bit confused whether to stick with current manager Zinedine Zidane.
The World Cup winner took charge at the start of the year when Rafa Benitez was sacked.
But his boys slumped to a 2-0 defeat against Wolfsburg in the Champions League and the shocking display has once again raised questions about Zidane’s tactical decisions.
Earlier this week, The Sun reported that Jose Mourinho demands a written promise from Manchester United hierarchy that he will replace Louis van Gaal this summer.
There has been a vigorous campaign which suggested should the Red Devils fail to qualify for Europe’s elite club tournament next season then van Gaal will be shown the door.
Mourinho also has publicly expressed his desire for a new job in time for next season and despite his agent Jorge Mendes holding numerous talks with United over the past few months, a concrete deal has yet to be offered.
It is believed there is a split at board level over his appointment – with United’s owners the Glazer family and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward interested but legendary former manager Sir Alex Ferguson and director Bobby Charlton not sure about Mourinho’s credentials.
Ferguson last week sensationally backed Van Gaal to stay and the pressure has relatively eased on him with successive 1-0 victories over Everton and Manchester City, as well as an FA Cup quarter-final replay at West Ham to come.