The news was first reported by The Washington Post.
The president’s legal team has been in contact with the special counsel in recent months, negotiating the terms for a potential interview with Trump and the special counsel.
The president's lawyers, according to sources familiar with internal discussions, have previously said the president should not sit down for a wide-ranging interview, and that any interview should have parameters. One option being discussed with the president is to have him answer questions in writing and avoid a sit-down interview completely, sources said.
White House lawyer Ty Cobb also declined to comment, saying the president's legal team does not discuss conversations with the special counsel.
A spokesperson for Mueller's team declined to comment.