A year and a half on from his departure, it appears as though Jose Mourinho could still have a direct impact on our plans for the summer transfer window.
According to the London Evening Standard, Chelsea are interested in signing Everton talisman Romelu Lukaku, as well as Real Madrid hitman Alvaro Morata. The Standard believe that they are both, however, also on the radar of Manchester United manager Mourinho.
The pair have scored 43 goals between them this campaign, a goal contribution that, in the current market, is unlikely to come cheap. The Standard report that Real Madrid will demand a fee in the region of £50million for Morata, whereas Everton will seek double that if they are to be convinced to part with Lukaku. That could leave Antonio Conte being forced to fork out a whopping £150million of his summer budget on two acquisitions.
That is, if Mourinho doesn’t get to them first. The Standard believe Man United are in the hunt for offensive reinforcements this summer, with both Lukaku and Morata potential targets. The paper do note, however, that United are in advanced negotiations with Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann – which may give Chelsea a free run at the pair.