Manchester United won’t give Chelsea a clear run at Tiémoué Bakayoko.

The AS Monaco midfielder is seen at Chelsea as a natural replacement for Oscar, with the Brazilian due to leave for Shanghai SIPG.

However, French sources say United manager Jose Mourinho is also a fan.

Mourinho had United scouts check on Bakayoko home and away in Champions League action against Tottenham and received glowing reports.

Should ASM be willing to sell, Mourinho will have United compete with Chelsea for the €40 million-rated midfielder.