Mourinho looked to do that with the club's financial muscle, but headed to Los Angeles for the pre-season tour of America with just the one signing of defender Victor Lindelöf from Benfica.
The 24-year-old Belgian worldwide striker-Everton's record Premier League goalscorer-signed a five-year deal after passing his medical and agreeing personal terms which will see him earn over £200,000 a week.
"I live in Manchester so I pass Old Trafford many times when I want to go to the city centre", Lukaku said. "Delighted. I can't wait to get started". The Premier league side are in Tanzania as part of their new partnership with sponsors SportPesa, and the players will also be out within the local community getting to know the culture of the East African country. The 31-year-old was an unused substitute in the EFL Cup final against Southampton, while he was only introduced in stoppage time in the Europa League final in May. Last season Romelu (Lukaku) scored 25 goals and the next best was with four or five. "Hopefully my performances are good enough for Everton and he won't be able to ignore me if they are".
Despite being officially off the books and records of current Manchester United squads, the Belgian global thought it best to talk to the Swede, take his blessings, and ask a formal approval allowing him to wear the number 9 jersey.
"We need to improve our goal strike rate".
"He [Jose Mourinho] started with me as a No.10 with Zlatan [Ibrahimovic] up front but then he changed the system a little and the lads who came in did well". "That is one of the reasons we tried to bring Wayne back". "Those are the positions where Wayne will play". He is an example for the younger players.
"I never really thought about (returning to Everton) that much, only when I was at the stage when I had to take the next step".