José Mourinho has made Everton striker Romelu Lukaku a prime summer transfer target at Manchester United, according to reports.
He has allegedly instructed the board to try and lure the 23-year-old to Old Trafford this summer even though Chelsea have been heavily linked with a move for the Belgian.
Lukaku’s future at Goodison Park has been thrown into doubt as he refused to sign a new deal at the end of the season, claiming he wants to focus his potential to become world-class.
There’s two years left on his contract and Everton will be hoping to cash in on the £30m they paid for him in 2014 as they are set to hold out for more than £60m for his services.
If Man United aren’t able to qualify for the Champions League ahead of next season, it would make a deal for the Belgian almost impossible, but as we’ve seen from Mourinho’s first summer window at Old Trafford, he can be very persuasive, signing the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly with only Europa League football to offer.
He’s represented by Mino Raiola, who also represents Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, paving the way for their moves to United last summer.