JOSE MOURINHO is reportedly in talks over a big transfer to Saudi Arabia.
The Portuguese coach’s contract with Roma runs for 12 months.
However, rumors of a possible departure linger after failing to qualify for the Champions League in two seasons as coach.
Accordingly foot MercatoSaudi club Al-Hilal have made Mourinho their No.1 target for taking over the coaching job.
They are ready to offer him an extremely lucrative deal to move to the Middle East.
And they are said to be ready to give Mourinho, 60, a big say in transfers.
The former Chelsea boss is also linked with Al-Ahli, with a meeting in London reportedly set to take place this week.
Roma want to keep Mourinho but are reportedly preparing for his potential exit by drawing up a list of potential successors.
The Saudi Pro League is making a big effort to sign renowned world stars this summer.
Cristiano Ronaldo got the ball rolling by signing for Al-Nassr, while former Real Madrid colleague Karim Benzema joined Al-Ittihad.
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Chelsea star N’Golo Kante is also close to making a expensive Saudi move to Al-Ittihad.
Al-Ahli is said to be targeting Manchester City star Riyad Mahrez.
Should Mourinho move to Saudi Arabia, he could potentially work with Neymar.
The Brazilian is in Al-Hilal’s sights this summer after the Saudi side missed out on Lionel Messi at Inter Miami.
Al-Hilal officials reportedly flew to Paris on Friday hoping to negotiate a deal for Neymar.