Manchester United plot stunning Lukaku offer, Mourinho appointment could wreck chances

Manchester United want Everton's Romelu Lukaku, but the striker may not be too keen if his old Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is Old Trafford bound.

Manchester United are discussing making a move for Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, report The Mail.

The Mirror also claim the Red Devils are keen on a £40 million bid for the Belgian, who is in the form of his life for Roberto Martinez's side.

Indeed with Everton 11th in the table and Lukaku having netted 19 in all competitions already this campaign, he looks like a Champions League player playing at a club below his level.

It is up to Everton to convince the forward this is not the case, but United's place in the top four next season is not cut and dried by any means either, presently in fifth place, and they exited Europe's elite competition at the group stages last month.

With doubts over manager Louis van Gaal's future in both the short-term and long-term, speculation has increased over Jose Mourinho taking over at Old Trafford [The Mirror tout him as a possible successor], and this is far more harmful to their prospects of luring Lukaku.

Mourinho was not impressed with Lukaku during his time at Chelsea and the feeling was mutual, and the then Blues boss decided to loan him out twice before selling him.

This looks like a real mistake, and it is highly questionable whether the Belgian will put his career in his hands again, so United will need to prioritise their future decisions wisely.

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