Mattia Destro
Destro says he would consider a United move if Mourinho came calling Getty

Bologna striker Mattia Destro would welcome a move to Manchester United if given the chance to work under Jose Mourinho again. Mourinho, who parted company with Chelsea for a second time in December 2015, is expected to take over from Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford this summer following another wretched campaign this season under the Dutchman.

Destro, 24, was one of Inter's brightest academy talents during Mourinho's two years at the San Siro and while he did not play a senior match for the Nerazzurri, the Portuguese coach left a lasting impression on him.

"When I was a youth at Inter I played with great stars and working with a coach like Mourinho allowed me to mature a lot," Destro told Sky Sport Italia, Sky Sports report.

"If Mourinho called me about going to [Manchester] United, if I found myself in that situation, then I would have to think about it."

Destro, 24, joined Bologna from Roma last summer, signing a five-year contract with the club.

Mourinho's arrival could spark a series of high-profile arrivals at Old Trafford during the summer transfer window, according to reports, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic also keen to reunite with his former Inter manager.

Ibrahimovic's contract at Paris Saint-Germain will expire at the end of the 2015-16 season and has admitted the Premier League could be an option for him. According to The Sun, the Sweden international is now "utterly convinced" he will join United to link up once again with Mourinho.

Mourinho meanwhile has so far been coy on the possibility of replacing van Gaal but in an interview during a visit to Singapore in February, the former Real Madrid boss said he was confident of having a new role in place before the start of next season.

"I always feel it is better to wait, not to rush, to be calm, to wait for the right moment, the right move," he said. "I think the next season, starting the next season with the new club and new project is probably the best thing to do."