The Portuguese Football Federation want Jose Mourinho to take charge of the national team for their next two Euro 2012 qualifiers in October, according to a report.
Record claims that FPF president Gilberto Madail has travelled to Madrid to meet with Mourinho's agent Jorge Mendes in an attempt to persuade the Real boss to oversee Portugal's games against Denmark on October 8 and Iceland four days later, The Press Association says.
Portugal are currently without a manager after Carlos Queiroz was relieved of his duties earlier this month.
Long-term stability will be required if the nation are to remain competitive on the international stage, but for now a quick-fix option is being considered, SkySports reports.
After it turned out that Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov included the Fonbet betting company in the list of backbone enterprises that can count on state support, everyone started talking about these bookmakers.