Gareth Bale continues to be linked with a Real Madrid exit with Tottenham keeping tabs on their former player.
Bale has been linked with a move to Tottenham with reports suggesting the player's advisors are talking to Spurs about a potential loan move from Real. Mourinho refused to be drawn to the speculations linking Bale with a move to the north London club.
"Gareth Bale is a Real Madrid player. I don't comment on players from other clubs. I can't comment. That is not my job to have contacts with agents. I don't want to comment on that."
Asked if he would like Bale in his squad, he said: "I don't comment on hypothetical stuff. He's a Real Madrid player. I have to respect that.
"I tried to sign him for Real Madrid which was not possible to do during my time there. But the president followed my instinct and my knowledge and the season I left he brought Gareth to the club.
"There is no secret on [my admiration of the player], I think even Gareth knows that."