Kenedy has enjoyed a breakthrough season at Fluminense having made 30 senior appearances for the club despite being just 19.
AC Milan are also said to be interested in the striker while Inter Milan have reportedly already made a €7m plus bonuses offer for him.
Mourinho has been convinced of Kenedy’s potential by Chelsea’s scouts and is ready to make his move in the race to sign the Brazilian.
United are looking for young talent given their ageing strike force so it is no surprise to see Kenedy linked with a move to Old Trafford.
The youngster has bags of potential and played a starring role for Brazil in this year’s South American U20 Championship.
At €8m, a potential transfer would be relatively cheap considering United spent more than €30m on Anderson in 2007. Fans will be hoping any potential career for Kenedy at Old Trafford does not go the same way as his.