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Gary Neville warns Jose Mourinho off £60million transfer target

Everton will demand a huge fee to let in-form striker leave but there is one giant question mark hanging over him

GARY NEVILLE has warned Jose Mourinho that Romelu Lukaku may lack the big-game pedigree to play for Manchester United.

The Everton striker has been in lethal form this season and has caught the eye of former club Chelsea as well as the Old Trafford boss.

Lukaku could cost Chelsea a whopping £60million this summer

Lukaku drew a blank against former club Chelsea

But Lukaku drew a blank against the Blues in last weekend’s 3-0 defeat to continue a miserable record against the top six.

And Neville told Sky Sports’ podcast: “The question mark and frustration with Lukaku is does he do it in the big games?

“That won’t go away until he moves to a big club and starts delivering.”

Lukaku has scored 25 goals in 36 Premier League appearances this season to get a place in the PFA Team of the Year.

Everton have tried without success to tie him down on a long-term deal.

And in a final attempt to keep the Belgium star, they will demand around £70million.

Romelu Lukaku has a BIG point to prove today against his old club who want to sign him back

Belgium star Lukaku has thrived since joining Everton

Lukaku is a much more complete player now than the last time he was at Chelsea

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Lukaku worked with Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea is the most likely destination for Lukaku, who has unfinished business at Stamford Bridge.

But after a poor showing at the weekend – in a game billed as an audition by SunSport columnist Ian Wright – Antonio Conte could yet look elsewhere.