It is claimed United failed in a late bid to bring the defender to Old Trafford in January.
Manchester United could renew their interest in Benfica defender Victor Lindelof in the summer
And Portuguese outlet O Jogo claim a deal failed to materialise due to a disagreement over a sell-on clause with his former club Vasteras.
But Benfica have now apparently paid £4.3m to have the clause removed, which opens the door for Mourinho to bring Lindelof to Old Trafford.
Jose Mourinho is keen to bring Lindelof to Old Trafford
Lindelof is valued at £38million by Benfica
How Manchester United could look with Victor Lindelof
Wed, December 28, 2016
Is this how Manchester United could look with Victor Lindelof in the starting XI?
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Is this how Manchester United could look with Victor Lindelof?
The Manchester Evening News report Mourinho's interest in the Sweden international cooled due to the form of Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones.
But the Portuguese boss remains keen to bolster his ranks and will now attempt to bring Lindelof to the club in the summer.
Lindelof is valued at £38m and has impressed for the Portuguese outfit this season, keeping 12 clean sheets in 24 appearances.