Mourinho is not said to be keen on Blind playing as a central defender as he has often preferred fast, tall and strong centre-backs over the course of his managerial career.
Barcelona are looking to capitalise on the uncertainty as they like Blind’s ability to play in both a central position and on the left side of defence.
Blind performed admirably at centre-back alongside Chris Smalling during the 2015/16 campaign under Louis van Gaal but it was clear that he is not a natural defender. More often than not, David de Gea bailed Blind out when the latter made a big mistake.
You would think that Blind’s versatility would make him a useful player to have in the squad but, if Mourinho can sign a direct replacement in the summer, the Dutchman may find that his time at Old Trafford is coming to an end.