One player Mourinho certainly liked during his time at United was Eric Bailly.
And with the Ivory Coast international unhappy at his lack of minutes under Solskjaer, the Ivory Coast international could be an interesting barter.
Tottenham do, after all, need a centre-back with the likes of Davinson Sanchez and Toby Alderweireld not up to scratch.
So, if Mourinho can get Bailly back to his 2016 best, then Tottenham would be onto a winner.
On his day, he’s capable of brilliant, commanding performances at the back. And Tottenham, desperately, are in need of that.