Jose Mourinho does not believe speculation that Ashley Young is in line for a move to the Chinese Super League.

Shandong Luneng are keen to sign the 31-year-old, whose last Premier League start came in a 3-1 win over Swansea City on November 6, and are prepared to offer him a £16million annual salary.

But Mourinho claims reports are untrue regarding Young leaving Manchester United.

The Portuguese, though, reiterated he will not stand in the way of any player who is not a first-team regular and wants to leave, providing an appropriate offer is received.

“I don’t know because the first time I heard about it was when I was informed it was in the media,” Mourinho said ahead of Saturday’s match at Stoke City.

“So I don’t give credit to that unless Ashley Young comes to tell me about it – which he didn’t.

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