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21:45: Michael Essien has suggested Romelu Lukaku could yet snub a return to Chelsea in favour of Manchester United.

The Blues are looking to secure a mega-money move for the Everton hitman, but United remain in the race.

“Yes why not?” Essien told Manchester Evening News when asked if Lukaku and Jose Mourinho could work together again.

“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.”

20:48: Stan Collymore has urged Manchester United to jump at the prospect of re-signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid, with the superstar set to quit Spain.

“If there is even a glimmer of a chance that Manchester United could get Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid for around the £150million mark this summer they’d be foolish to let the opportunity pass,” Collymore wrote in his column for The Mirror.

“He’s 32 years old but super-motivated and United could probably get two very good years out of him at least, plus a huge chunk of that sum back given the commercial juggernaut at Old Trafford.

“They are doing that with Paul Pogba and could roll out the same sort of ‘He’s coming home’ fanfare for Ronaldo to get things going — and the cash tills ringing — on that front.

“I could easily see the Portuguese going back to his old stamping ground and, from a purely footballing perspective, it makes absolute sense.”

18:42: Another newspaper believe they have worked out how much Cristiano Ronaldo will cost.

Manchester United would have to pay a bewildering £175m to sign the Portugal ace, say Marca.

United are said to be interested in the striker, who wants to leave Real Madrid.

But Spanish newspaper Marca claim Real would expect €200m (£175m) for their star man – a fee United are unlikely to match for a 32-year-old.

16:51: Manchester United could be about to blow their transfer budget on Cristiano Ronaldo and Alavaro Morata.

Both men are available their summer, with Ronaldo telling Real Madrid he wants to leave the club.

United have been working on a deal for Morata for some time.

And The Sun claim a double deal is not out of the question.

However, in order to get it done it would have to include David De Gea.

They claim a £180million offer PLUS De Gea would bring Real to the table.