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 global, despite reports claiming that he's heading to United.
Lukaku, 24, is expected to remain in America, where he has been holidaying with Paul Pogba, and is set to undergo a medical in Los Angeles.
United's move for Lukaku means the Red Devils have now ended their pursuit of Morata, something that could be a setback for Real, who planned a move for Kylian Mbappe. United will fly out to the United States on Sunday where they will play 5 matches.
The 24-year-old Belgium worldwide scored 25 Premier League goals last season.
Pogba is understood to have played a key role in persuading Lukaku - who will undergo his medical in the USA on Thursday night - to abandon a return to Chelsea and instead link up with him and Mourinho at United.
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Chelsea look set to face a surprise defeat in their attempt to re-sign Romelu Lukaku.
The Belgium worldwide has been pursued quietly for months and is said to have been the club's main target, with Chelsea's interest helping to cover that up.
The transfer would come as a blow to Chelsea, who were keen on signing Lukaku as a replacement for Diego Costa, who they still haven't managed to move.
The striker was sold to Everton for £28m by Mourinho during the Portuguese manager's second spell in charge of Chelsea in 2014.
While there has been no official confirmation from either United or Everton in regards to the negotiations, the images of Lukaku and United midfielder Pogba training together will only enhance the speculation.
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