Villans boss Steve Bruce hopes to land centre-back Tuanzebe for the remainder of the Championship marketing campaign however Mourinho is cautious of being left brief in defence.
“Tuanzebe’s a very good player that is not having lots of possibilities to play here,” he mentioned.
“But he is our participant and will probably be our participant, no likelihood we surrender on any such proficient boy.
“But it’s one thing we’re serious about, a mortgage till the top of the season.
“We are somewhat afraid of accidents, somewhat afraid of desiring him, we now have Eric Bailly injured, we don’t seem to be unfastened of different accidents, so we’re delaying the verdict and we’re going to lengthen till the top of the transfer window.
“If we now have a call on the finish of the month and really feel Eric Bailly is just about being again, then most definitely will probably be just right for Axel to move on a mortgage and be again subsequent season, as a result of he is a participant we adore very a lot.”
Tuanzebe is at the fringes of Mourinho’s squad and wishes common recreation time.
He travelled with the Red Devils to Dubai for his or her mid-season coaching camp previous this week.
Villa have restricted again up in central defence for first-choice pair John Terry and James Chester.
Bruce published previous these days that he’s ultimate in on a signing however refused to show the participant in query.
“Until we’ve got them over the line, out of respect for the clubs we’re talking to I can’t really reveal it,” he mentioned.