Jose Mourinho wants reunion with former Manchester United utility player at Tottenham in January

Reports in Belgium and England claim that Jose Mourinho is attempting to sign Marouane Fellaini for Tottenham.

Mourinho managed Fellaini during their time together at Manchester United before Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decided to sell the midfielder earlier this year.

But Belgian newspaper La Derniere Heure now reports that Mourinho has made the signing of Fellaini his ‘priority objective’ at Spurs.

The report claims that Mourinho has even contacted Fellaini ahead of a potential move in the January transfer window.

Fellaini is currently playing for Shandong Luneng in the Chinese Super League and the 32-year-old has scored seven goals and provided four assists in 22 league appearances for the club.

Fellaini’s current contract with Shandong runs until December 2021 with an option of an additional year.

But the Chinese Super League season has now ended and Fellaini will not be in action until March.

The Metro report that during their time together at United, Mourinho was a huge advocate of Fellaini’s versatility and even described the Belgian as ‘fundamental’ after a 2-0 win over Burnley last season.

“Everybody knows Marouane is not Maradona but everyone knows what Marouane is and what he can give,” Mourinho said last year.