The Portuguese manager believes the interest from the French side has strengthened his hand in forthcoming contract negotiations and wants United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward to make him an offer he can’t refuse.
Mourinho’s long-term future at Old Trafford has become the subject of speculation in recent weeks after he described PSG as ‘special’ in an interview.
And now, according to the Manchester Evening News, Mourinho will use the PSG interest as leverage in negotiations for a new deal once his current contract expires in 18 months’ time.
Mourinho has dramatically shifted his position from the summer, when he spoke of his wish to remain United manager for 15 years.
The former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager has cut an increasingly unsettled figure in recent weeks, picking arguments with the media and criticising United fans.
It came against the backdrop of the team losing further ground to bitter rivals Manchester City, managed by Pep Guardiola, in the Premier League title race. United are currently eight points behind their neighbours.
PSG, by contrast, are top of the Ligue 1 standings by four points from reigning champions Monaco and have swept aside all-comers in the Champions League.
With Paris a convenient escape route for Mourinho, United may have to offer him a very lucrative deal to persuade him to stay.