It is understood United believe they have secured their primary target, and a reunion with Mourinho for Lukaku, but it is understood senior sources at Everton maintain no deal or agreement over a fee has been reached.
It means the most probable outcome is a move to the Spanish capital where he will simply train until he has clearance to play.
With United due in Los Angeles this weekend to start a pre-season tour, the images supply further indications that Lukaku is Old Trafford bound.
The Daily Mirror reports that Antonio Conte’s future at Chelsea is in doubt as he has become frustrated with Chelsea’s failure in the transfer market over the summer.
The Colombian’s marketability would fulfil executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward’s desire for a “star” name this summer.
Everton striker Romelu Lukaku will undergo his Manchester United medical in Los Angeles, where he is now on vacation, and finalize his transfer.
World record transfer holder, Paul Pogba has teased Manchester United fans about the imminent capture of Everton’s centre forward, Romelu Lukaku.
This effectively rules out the option he might stay at Stamford Bridge as long as Conte is in charge.
Meanwhile, The Sun claim that Man Utd will offer Matteo Darmian to Inter as part of the deal to sign Ivan Perisic this month.
A native of Belgium, Lukaku was a standout this past season for Everton, putting up 25 goals in 36 Premier League appearances. Lukaku to Chelsea is a transfer that was being talked up not long after Conte joined the club past year but failed to materialise.
The Romelu Lukaku transfer saga took a hard left turn towards Manchester United in the last 24 hours, and seems like it could be hurtling towards the finish line.
Even so, Lukaku’s huge personal terms show the lengths the Red Devils have gone to in a bid to snatch him from under the noses of his former club Chelsea.