"He wants more at football's highest level, so we are having conversations and we are discussing the possibility of him staying with us for the second part of the season".
"Towards the back end of last season, he couldn't get in their team".
"So I don't think I am in a position of crying, of moaning, of protesting. If the remaining 25 percent don't arrive I will not moan, just go with everything I have to try to win every match we play". You have only got to look at the signings so far and the intent is there.
Loftus-Cheek, who has been an integral member of England's under-21 side, has made 32 appearances for Chelsea since first breaking into the team in 2014.
"It's open. Of course, we wanted to be honest and open for him to make a decision in case his desire was to leave".
Ibrahimovic's one-year deal at Old Trafford expired in June, and was not extended following the injury. What we had was midfielders, wingers, scoring, central defenders scoring goals at set pieces.
United begin their Premier League campaign at home to West Ham on Sunday.
Mourinho has added Lukaku, Victor Lindelof and Nemanja Matic for a combined cost of £147 million but has lost Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney while Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo and Ashley Young are long-term absentees through injury. With plenty of Premier League experience, Bale has proven to be a winger that suits Mourinho's criteria.
This season, however, each of the Premier League's top seven will play in Europe, which Mourinho believes is a leveller.
"Manchester came to me, they talked with my agent, but nothing happened, because Chelsea would not negotiate me in any way and I'm very happy at Chelsea".