Jose Mourinho sends Romelu Lukaku text ahead of Manchester United move

Ross Houston
July 9, 2017

Mourinho was Chelsea manager when Lukaku was sold to Everton in 2014 after the Belgium worldwide failed to establish a first-team place and had to spend most of his time on loan at West Bromwich Albion and Everton.

Romelu Lukaku has been on the backpages all week as his protracted move to Manchester United plays out but now he has been making headlines of a different kind.

The rest of Jose Mourinho's United's squad are due to fly out to America, where Lukaku now is, on Sunday for their pre-season tour.

But he is prepared to have clear the air talks with Antonio Conte
GETTYBut he is prepared to have clear the air talks with Antonio Conte

However Gianluca Di Marzio claims that Chelsea have have already opened talks with Real Madrid over signing of Alvaro Morata.

Last season, he scored 25 League goals in 37 matches, most of which were eye-catching.

United said they were "delighted" to agree a deal, and the move was "subject to a medical and personal terms".

The 31-year-old has turned down offers from other clubs and a possible move to China to return to Goodison Park - 13 years after he left for United.

Manchester United have announced that they have agreed terms with Everton for Romelu Lukaku, and they look to have fended off late renewed interest from Chelsea to land the striker.

The Belgian global was initially expected to re-join former club Chelsea but United moved in to pole position after reports emerged late last week [via the BBC] that the Red Devils had agreed a fee for Lukaku's signature.

Going in the opposite direction could well be United and England record goalscorer Wayne Rooney, who was caught on camera by Sky Sports arriving at Finch Farm the Everton training centre on Saturday afternoon.

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku was arrested in Los Angeles last week following a noise complaint - and is due to appear in court on 2 October. "I want to improve and I know where I want to do that".

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