Mourinho sounded out about Liverpool job

The owners were wary that Rafael Benitez could decide to walk away from the club at the end of the season.

An insider confirmed to The Sun: “The Americans had read Mourinho was interested in returning to the Premier League and wanted to know if he meant it.

“But it wasn’t a firm approach or a job offer. It was more a case of testing the water in case Rafa did decide to walk out.”