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Mourinho ready to offer Man United man to Everton in an attempt to sign Romelu Lukaku

Jose Mourinho is willing to offload Wayne Rooney as part of a mega summer deal

JOSE MOURINHO is targeting Premier League top scorer Romelu Lukaku as his main target this summer, and Wayne Rooney may be involved in the deal.

Ronald Koeman has demanded £100million for Lukaku, who is also a target for Premier League champions Chelsea.

Lukaku is currently the Premier Leagues top scorer

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Lukaku is currently the Premier Leagues top scorer

United are unwilling, however, to pay the full fee and are tempted to allow Wayne Rooney to return his boyhood club, according to the Daily Mail.

The toffees are reluctant to offer any more than £10million for the 31-year-old and would cut at least £100,000 from his £250,000 weekly pay.

United are in the market for two forwards this summer and Lukaku, who has refused to sign a new deal with Everton, is at the top of this list along with Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann.

Wayne Rooney is Manchester United’s all time top goal scorer.

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Wayne Rooney is Manchester United’s all time top goal scorer.

Lukaku is seen at United as a long-term replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic regardless of whether the Swede plays for the Red Devils again after his devastating knee injury.

Mourinho has been sceptical of the Belgian in the past allowing him to leave Chelsea for £28m to join Everton.

Purchasing the striker would mean having further dealings with Mino Raiola, the agent that also represents Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Lukaku has made clear he wants Champions League football next season

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Lukaku has made clear he wants Champions League football next season

Lukaku would give Mourinho the physical target man he likes his teams to have after bemoaning the lack of ‘killers’ at United in recent weeks.

United have only scored 51 League goals this season less than Bournemouth and far behind their top four rivals, after struggling against mid-table Spanish team Celta Vigo on Thursday Jose commented on United’s problems in front of goal.

He said “Our story is normally when we play very well we don’t score enough goals.”

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