The Sun says FA chief Brian Barwick is set to offer the big-headed former Chelsea manager, 44, a massive £6million-a-year deal.
And soccer maestro Mourinho's family are desperate to return to London as he hammers out a deal.
The ex-Chelsea manager was last night said to be 100 per cent up for making a spectacular return to the UK to take on the biggest job in world sport.
He flew in by private jet under a cloak of secrecy to meet Barwick and thrash out a £6million-a-year deal to see him become the nation's football saviour.
A source close to Mourinho said last night: "There is no doubt that Jose wants the job and England desperately want him. He is the FA's No1 choice. What is crucial now is for Jose to thrash out the fine details of a deal.
"That is why he is flying into London to meet Mr Barwick and other members of the FA board. It just depends on whether the FA can give him the deal he wants."
The source added: "Jose's family love England and he'd do anything to make them happy.
"Tami really misses her life in London. They have kept their home in the capital and would welcome a return. The children have also suffered bullying in Portugal.
"Of course, Tami has reservations. But she knows Jose is used to handling the big time. Turning around the England team is a great opportunity and really appeals to his ego."