So it seems Lukaku's move to Old Trafford could still not be done and dusted and the Express also suggest that Chelsea remain in the hunt to sign the Belgian worldwide, despite reports claiming that he's heading to United.
News that a £75-million (S$134m) transfer had been agreed for the 24-year-old Belgium striker broke yesterday.
According to the Express, Lukaku's exit from Goodison Park is edging ever closer, with the Belgian set for a medical in LA, before completing his move to Old Trafford.
It remains to be seen whether or not Morata does indeed now sign an extension, but ultimately it looks as though United have already moved on.
Chelsea were stunned by the hijack operation but refused to give up the chase for the man identified by Conte as the No 1 target to replace Diego Costa.
"Now you've got someone with genuine, genuine speed that United can play on the counter-attack".
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The agreement means United will not now be pursuing their interest in Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata, said the report. Can Chelsea snatch him out of United's grasp?
Lukaku played only a few games under Mourinho at Chelsea.
Mourinho was Chelsea manager when Lukaku was sold to Everton in 2014 after the Belgium global failed to establish a first-team place and had to spend most of his time on loan at West Bromwich Albion and Everton.
Everton will receive the £100m for Romelu Lukaku.
News of Chelsea's bid came after Phil Neville jumped the gun by posting a picture of Lukaku wearing a Manchester United shirt.