According to ESPN, Mourinho has shortlisted both Romagnoli and Inter's Milan Skriniar, with the United manager looking to raid his former side to sign the impressive Slovakian. Even older players commit mistakes that are not normal.
The former Manchester United captain has laid into suggestions that the Manchester United boss is "finished" as a manager.
"We have some kind of situation with Man United".
Mourinho has spent the last few months continuing his tendency to fall out with a club during the third season of his contract.
He said he had received a text message from a senior board member, believed to be the club's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, before kick-off on Saturday telling him to ignore reports that the axe was set to fall regardless of the result against Newcastle.
"The tension at Old Trafford has largely been inflicted by their own manager".
United haven't started the season well with three losses already in the Premier League, so far.
It didn't get any better when United came out for the second half. If I could tell them please don't do it, I would say that.
United legends Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand have been heavily critical of Mourinho in recent weeks and the Portuguese complained of a "manhunt" after Saturday's win. It is the life I love and since I was a kid I work for this'. It was the first time United had scored two or more goals at home, an event so rare that even Alexis Sanchez managed a goal - the victor, no less. His stock has never been lower as a United player; he's one of many who needs a change in fortunes.