Mourinho has signed Victor Lindelof, Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic this summer.
But with the Man Utd boss needing to sell before he can buy again, he’s prepared to hold off for six months until getting a new man through the Old Trafford entrance, ESPN report.
Mourinho wants to get an attacking player on board, with a winger top of his agenda.
Gareth Bale and Ivan Perisic have both been looked at, but striking deals has proven tricky.
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“Man Utd could wait until January to make their next signing”
United’s wage bill has gone down this summer with Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic no longer on the books.
Around £500,000 has been saved, but only £9.8m in transfer fees has been recouped through the sale of Adnan Januzaj to Real Sociedad.
ESPN say Mourinho doesn’t want to rock the boat by offloading squad players and may decide to wait until January before doing any more transfer business.
Things may be different at Old Trafford in January, with star who haven’t played as much as they expected being more open to a move than at present.
Injuries to Luke Shaw and Marcos Rojo also mean Mourinho doesn’t want to cash-in on his squad players who will cover, such as Chris Smalling and Matteo Darmian.
Marouane Fellaini and Anthony Martial are other players who are not guaranteed regular first-team football.
Mourinho has just 15 days until the closure of the transfer window at 11pm on August 31.
And barring a late change of plan, he’s now set to keep his powder dry rather than launch a raid for a fourth summer signing.