Mourinho admits he targeted four new players and is halfway there with the signing of Romelu Lukaku at £75million and Viktor Lindelof who cost £31million.
"Now that the Manchester United thing has died down which was held up because Madrid deliberately left United at arm's length because they did not know if Cristiano Ronaldo was going to carry out his threat and leave".
Schmeichel has established himself as one of the top keepers in the Premier League over the last three seasons, and was a key part of the Leicester side that won the Premier League title in the 2015/16 season.
United insisted Lukaku was their "principle target" this summer despite having been locked in negotiations with Madrid since it became apparent that Antoine Griezmann would not join at the start of June. Matic is a Chelsea player and we have to respect the player, the club, the owner, the manager. I cannot criticise Real Madrid and I can not criticise my club.
"I don't want to be disrespectful, we don't have our door closed, we are not happy with just Lukaku and Lindelof".
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"I can't say any word about a player who is a Chelsea player", Mourinho said.
"They've identified for a long time that his development at Juventus, his training at Madrid and the fact that he's a consistent trophy victor at a very young age, meant that they thought he was the right player".
"So maybe we don't get two, maybe we get one, but at least we need one player to give us a little bit more options".
"The directors made an offer which they felt was fair but even so, we didn't reach an agreement".
"I don't like to speak about players who aren't ours, because Morata is not our player".
"But I don't want to say Matic or any other name because I don't think it's correct".