Falling out with the club’s board isn’t a new thing to Jose Mourinho, there is hardly a team that he has managed that he hasn’t had issues with, whether it is with a player or the higher-ups at the club.
This is one reason why I wondered if the “Special one” would be able to have a proper working relationship with Daniel Levy when he was named Tottenham’s manager.
The duo seemed to be working well after Mourinho admitted that Steven Bergwijn wasn’t his first choice, but he was delighted that the club signed him.
Another day and another transfer scenario has arisen that threatens to cause a breakdown in the pair’s relationship again.
Spurs are looking to land a backup striker for Harry Kane this summer and one of the players that have been linked with a move to the north London side is Arkadiusz Milik.
Corriere dello Sport considers Spurs one of the teams looking to land the Polish striker, but the Lilywhites might struggle to get the deal over the line with only cash and they have suggested that they might look to use a player in a swap deal.
The player tipped to be used by Spurs, according to SportWitness, is Lucas Moura and this might cause problems between Mourinho and Levy.
Moura remains an important player at Spurs and it is unclear if Mourinho would accept him being used in a swap deal.
It should also be noted that Mourinho wanted Thomas Meunier at the Tottenham stadium, he was even reported to have spoken with the player (The Sun), however, Levy was unconvinced (SportWitness) and the Belgian is Borussia Dortmund bound.
If Mourinho does not want to lose Moura but Levy insists on using him in a deal to land Milik then things could unravel fast.
This is one worth keeping an eye on.