Manchester United manager Mourinho wants a new center-back with Bailly currently struggling for playing time at Old Trafford.
Côte d'Ivoire is no longer counting because in October it appeared in just 19 minutes in its 3-2 Premier League.
Manchester United showed 21 goals in the Premier League this season as Bailly fought Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Marcos Roj and Victor Lindelof.
A 24-year-old player was bound to join Arsenal in the midst of uncertainty over his future Old Trafford, with Sergeant A giants AC Milan also emerging as potential suitors.
But the daily record says Mourinho does not want to go.
It is said that manager United would rather keep Bailly.
That's because he thinks the defender has the potential to become one of the best defenders in world football.
Mourinho's decision to fall regularly on Bailly may be his own way to motivate a weak United star.
He has adopted similar heavy-love methods in coaching such as Paul Pogba, Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial.
And despite their difficult season, all three players have greatly improved their game.
The daily record says that Mourinho has asked for Napoli Powerhouse's signature Koulibala.
And for the purpose of financing a possible transfer, Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo want books.
Jones has been in the United States since signing Blackburn Rovers back in the summer of 2010.
But injuries and inconsistencies have prevented international English from becoming a hit by Old Trafford.
Louis van Gaal brought Rojo to the Premier League in Sporting Lisbon in 2014.
But after four years of his arrival, he still does not want to perform.
United also joined Toby Alderweireld and Harry Maguire recently.
It seems, however, that Koulibala is Mourinho's No. 1 goal.