By Harvey Byrne

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho sent scouts to watch Everton star duo Romelu Lukaku and Seamus Coleman last week during a tie against Crystal Palace, according to a report.

The Independent claims that the Red Devils have reignited their interest in Coleman, while Mourinho is keen for a new striker and is looking for a reunion with the Belgium international.

Coleman was initially linked with a move to Old Trafford when former manager David Moyes was in charge at the club.

Now with doubts over the future of full back Matteo Darmian it is believed that Mourinho is looking at the 27-year-old Everton man to replace the Italy international.

It is also claimed that the Portuguese manager, who sold Lukaku for £28million to Everton while at Chelsea has appeared to have performed a U-turn on his decision.

The Independent article now states that the former Real Madrid boss is desperate for Lukaku to front United’s attack with Wayne Rooney out of form and Zlatan Ibrahimovic turning 35.

Lukaku, 23, also shares the same agent as United summer signings Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, which could influence a decision on his future.

The star Toffees pair have been away with their countries on international duty in the past week and both players have managed to get on the score sheet for their respective side’s.

In other Everton transfer news, Aston Villa have poached European chief scout Ian Atkins from the Toffees to lead their Euro scouting operation.