Lukaku tipped to leave Everton in search of Champions League
Everton Striker Romelu Lukaku has made it clear he would have no problem working with former boss Jose Mourinho despite their history.
The Belgian has scored 25 goals this season for the Toffees but with Everton unable to mount a top four challenge once again, Lukaku is now ready to move on.
Manchester United has been tipped as a potential suitor but that would likely involve Lukaku linking up with Jose Mourinho once again. The Portuguese is widely tipped to take the reins at Old Trafford but is also the man who sold Lukaku to Everton from Chelsea in 2014.
“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,” Lukaku told La Derniere Heure.
“Several good seasons, including the current one, have changed the situation. I’ll be 23 (in May) and I could leave this summer.”
But a report in the Mirror suggest that any bids for Lukaku this summer will be rejected by Everton, which has been given added financial clout by the investment of major shareholder Farhad Moshiri.
Everton acquired the striker for £28 million and prospective bids of £50 million from either Manchester United or his former club Chelsea would represent good business on the surface.
But for a club determined to reignite its Champions League ambitions, the Toffees would require a bit “well in excess” of that figure to convince them to sell, according to the report.