When Romelu Lukaku's father claimed his son wanted to sign for Manchester United this summer, the clever ones amongst us quickly realised there might be a big problem on the horizon.
Jose Mourinho has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer as a replacement for Louis van Gaal, which some believed spelled disaster for Lukaku's chances of making the same move.
The Special One infamously sold the Belgium international in 2014 after being left unimpressed with his lack of effort. Mourinho claimed Lukaku was "not highly motivated" and allowed him to move to Everton after two successive seasons on loan.
But while they parted acrimoniously, Lukaku, 22, believes he has now grown up enough to realise the error of his ways and is more than ready to play under the tutelage of Mourinho once again.
"Of course," Lukaku told Belgian newspaper La Derniere Heure when asked if he would work with the former Chelsea boss.
"Some people will say that I need to convince him but it's not a question of that. Three years ago I was 20 and I wasn't ready to be immediately effective in a top team. Several good seasons, including the current one, have changed the situation. I'll be 23 [in May] and I could leave this summer."
If Mourinho does indeed take charge of the Red Devils, a new striker will almost certainly be on the top of his summer transfer wish list. PSG's Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Inter Milan star Mauro Icardi have both been linked.
Lukaku is one of the only options who would arrive with a proven track record in the Premier League, but it is not known whether Mourinho is as willing to work with him again.
However, Everton are believed to be demanding £65million for the striker. That is a sum that Manchester United can afford but it would represent a British transfer record, surpassing the £59.7m that they spent on Angel di Maria in 2014.