Jose Mourinho has refused to confirm that he will raid his former club Manchester United in the January transfer window.
The ex-Chelsea and Tottenham manager took over Italian side Roma this summer and won his first six games in charge, including his 1000th game in management.
Despite the positive start, Calciomercato report the 58-year-old is keen to strengthen his squad with a new central midfielder and full-back.
This sparked speculation he could make a move for United's Diogo Dalot, who he managed at Old Trafford and has played in Serie A before.
Mourinho was asked about the prospect of singing Dalot in his latest press conference but was quick to push away any talk of transfers.
He said: “The transfer window is closed, you want to put me in the condition to talk, but I am not going to do it.
“I analyse situations, but I can’t share all my thoughts with you. I do not enter these dynamics.”
Dalot, 22, spent last season on loan at AC Milan so is familiar with Italian football.
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He has remained at United this season even though he is unlikely to break past first choice right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
However, he will have opportunities to show boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer what he's made of in the coming weeks as Wan-Bissaka is suspended in the Champions League following his straight red card against Young Boys.
The Portugal international was handed a start against West Ham in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday too, a game which ended in a 1-0 defeat.
He's been with the club since signing from Porto in 2018, at which time Mourinho was in charge. His compatriot was full of praise for him back then.
"Everybody knows that he has fantastic potential," Mourinho said of Dalot shortly before he got the sack in December.
"I don't want to compare, especially not the number of titles but he is probably the same age as Gary Neville when he came into the first team.
“Probably he can follow Neville in this dynamic of more than 10 years as United's right-back, with amazing conditions to improve, because as I was saying he's 19 years old."
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