Il Giorno reporter Tony Damascelli spent time with Mourinho in Dubai last month.
He revealed to AS: "I spoke with Mourinho personally and alone in the last days of the year in Dubai, and he said it is a political issue. He cannot continue with Madrid. I asked him in what sense political.
"He said that it related to the environment and some of the fans, failing to be a part of the club, being one with the dressing room.
"Then I asked him if he liked Paris and he said verbatim: 'Maybe'."