JOSE MOURINHO has reportedly been blocked in his attempt to sign Alex Telles on loan from old club Manchester United.
The Brazilian left-back only arrived at Old Trafford in a £15.3million deal from Porto last summer.
England Euro 2020 hero Luke Shaw’s sensational performances in that position meant he only featured nine times in the Premier League.
Meanwhile Mourinho, who began his reign at Roma with an impressive 10-0 victory, is looking for a temporary fix to his full-back problem.
Leonardo Spinazzola is a regular in that role but he faces several months on the sidelines after he picked up an injury playing for Italy at the Euros.
According to Sky Sports Italia, the Special One had identified Telles and approached his old employers about taking him on loan.
But United have allegedly flat out rejected it as they want to offload the defender permanently.
However, a deal seems some way off as they are believed to be only interested in a loan arrangement.
The 28-year-old already has experience of Serie A.
He made 22 appearances for Inter Milan while on loan at the San Siro in the 2015/16 season.
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