Silva is rumoured to be a top Manchester United target, as the Red Devils are desperately looking to improve the quality of their squad at the moment, and Mourinho has constantly been looking at some star players to add to the squad.
This has seen them linked with some of the biggest names in Europe, and one player that has been on the radar for quite some time now is AS Monaco’s Bernardo Silva.
The 22-year old Portuguese midfielder has bagged 9 goals and 10 assists in all competitions for the French side this season. He is therefore being wanted by a host of European clubs, including the likes of Chelsea and Real Madrid for a move this summer.
According to reports, Silva could cost close to £68.4m ($85.2m), despite having joined the French club for €15.75m (£13.1m) back in 2015, after a season-long loan at the club.
However, earlier today, he spoke about the interests from some of the biggest clubs in Europe, and revealed that it is a dream of his to play in Spain or England one day.
“For now, I’m feeling very well here in Monaco,” Silva said in an interview with CNN.
“It’s my third season in France, but of course all the players want to play in the best leagues. Spain and England are the best, and of course, I dream one day to be there.”
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Silva further went on to say, however, that Monaco are an important club to him as they gave him a chance to play alongside the best players in the world, competing at the highest level.
“To play in the Champions League and the French league, it was a huge step,” he added.
“I was a little shocked in the beginning because I started to play with (Dimitar) Berbatov, with some amazing players, João Moutinho, Ricardo Carvalho, Anthony Martial, but it was great. It was my first big experience on a big level, so I’ll be forever grateful to Monaco.
“It was here that I learned most of the things that I know about football. To play with the big players with intensity, with strength. I learned that it’s not only the technique. You have to be very, very strong, and be concentrated for the full 90 minutes.”