Romelu Lukaku

Here’s why Jose Mourinho could well work with Romelu Lukaku again

Shock move?

Michael Essien has been speaking about Jose Mourinho’s relationship with former forward Romelu Lukaku, who is of course set to leave Everton this summer.

The Toffees are looking for replacements and want to cash in – asking for around £80 million for the player – and it seems that Chelsea are leading the race for the Belgian.

Despite that, Essien has claimed that Lukaku could well go to Manchester United and work with Jose Mourinho once again – even though there have been reports that it seems the player and manager did not see eye to eye during their time together on occasions.

He spoke to MEN Sport and said: “In general their relationship was good and normal.

“We all had different relationships with Jose and mine, as everyone knows, is like a father and son.

“I won’t say Romelu’s relationship with Jose was the same as mine but, in general, it was normal and they respected each other.

“If Jose wants him and he wants to play for Jose then yes they can work together.

“They both have to want to work with each other for that to happen and if the desire is there then yes they can work together.”

Other targets

Should Chelsea land Lukaku, it seems that Manchester United have other targets, and would like to land Alvaro Morata, a move that has been made a lot more interesting by the fact that the club could well now make a move for Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo’s future has become far more interesting, with reports suggesting he could well leave Real Madrid – or hold out for a better contract.