Everton striker Romelu Lukaku has placed Arsene Wenger on a list of managers he would most like to play under at some point in his career.
Arsenal fans were desperate for their long-standing boss to sign a striker this summer with names like Robert Lewandowski and Karim Benzema doing the ever-so-hopeful rounds in north London.
But it seems the Gunners could have found the powerful frontman they were after much closer to home in the form of Lukaku. The Belgium international has been plying his trade at Goodison Park since 2013 and is developing into a fine footballer under Roberto Martinez.
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While Lukaku may be progressing well as a Toffee, he is already openly talking about the possibility of playing under a new manager. Asked who his dream gaffer would be, Lukaku did not hesitate to include the Arsenal boss in his shortlist.
Speaking to Belgian magazine Le Vif, Lukaku said: "Mourinho is one. (Pep) Guardiola and Wenger. In this order."
Returning to Mourinho
Mourinho is obviously the most interesting choice as the 22-year-old has already tried and failed to win the favour of Chelsea's Special One.
Having taken over at Stamford Bridge in 2013, Mourinho decided to send Lukaku on loan to Everton before eventually agreeing to sell him the very next season for £28million.
The man to save Arsenal?
His record of 14 goals in 43 appearances last season may not give Arsenal fans reason to pine for the Belgian powerhouse, but having originally broke onto the scene as a 16-year-old for Anderlecht, he has always threatened to become a top striker.
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