Jose Mourinho wants to sign Romelu Lukaku for Manchester United, even if he persuades Real Madrid to sell him Alvaro Morata.
According to an exclusive from Ken Lawrence in The Sun, Antonio Conte is unwilling to pay Everton’s asking price for Lukaku, which we’re not quite sure we believe.
Lawrence also writes that Lukaku is ready to listen to Mourinho’s plans for him now that the club are back in the Champions League, but it is his claims on Mourinho that are most interesting.
‘The Old Trafford boss, frustrated that a deal for Morata has not been done with Real asking for £20m more than United’s £60m bid, has always wanted two strikers this summer,’ Lawrence writes.
‘He lost the chance to sign Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann when the Spaniards were handed a transfer ban and switched targets to Morata. But grabbing Lukaku has always been one of his major aims.’
Surely United aren’t going to spend £160m or more on the two? Surely not?