Mourinho is desperate to sign a big-name hitman in the summer and has just three names on his wishlist.

Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa, Mario Mandzukic of Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain star Edinson Cavani are all on Chelsea's radar.

According to reports, Mourinho has turned his attentions to the trio after admitting defeat in his pursuit of Rooney.

The Blues boss failed with two bids for Rooney last summer and a third was met with short shrift from United in January.