Lukaku comments on possible Mourinho reunion after reiterating he could leave Everton

Romelu Lukaku

The Belgian was allowed to leave by the former Chelsea manager, who has been heavily linked with Manchester United.

Romelu Lukaku has reiterated he could leave Everton this summer and a reunion with Jose Mourinho at Manchester United would appeal.

One of Mourinho's first acts during his second spell at Chelsea was to send Lukaku to Goodison Park on a season-long loan and the move was made permanent in 2014, for a fee of £28million (according to ESPN).

Since leaving Stamford Bridge in December, the Portuguese has found himself heavily linked with Louis van Gaal's United post, while Lukaku's father, Roger, told Het Laatste Nieuws last week that Old Trafford would be the ideal destination for his son - along with Bayern Munich's Allianz Arena.

And, during an interview with La Derniere Huere, the 23-year-old said a reunion with Mourinho would not be an issue.

"Of course," Lukaku said. "Some people will say that I need to convince him but it's not a question of that. Three years ago I was 20 and I wasn't ready to be immediately effective in a top team.

"Several good seasons, including the current one, have changed the situation. I'll be 23 [in May] and I could leave this summer."

Since swapping west London for Merseyside, Lukaku has established himself as one of Europe's most formidable centre-forwards and has scored 61 goals in 118 appearances for the Toffees.

And his best form has undoubtedly arrived this season, having found the net 25 times in 37 outings, despite a below-par campaign for Roberto Martinez's team, who are 12th in the standings.

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