The nights are drawing in and the temperature is dropping… and what does that mean? It means the January transfer window is approaching, obviously!
It seems like only yesterday we were sifting through the stories the rumour mill hurled out on a daily basis and although the quantity of tales has reduced dramatically over the past six weeks, the momentum is slowly gathering once again.
The Mirror deliver the update regarding the Irish right-back – who was a David Moyes target back in 2013 – while the slightly less reputable Daily Star claim Lukaku is also wanted, despite his woes under Jose Mourinho when they were both at Chelsea.
With these being big stories, there has been plenty of reaction on Twitter. Here are some of the best tweets…
Man united have been linked with Seamus Coleman and Romelu Lukaku. I hope this is true. Give Everton, Rooney in return. + cash.
— False Nine (@Tezskii) 9 October 2016
MOURINHO DARE NOT TRY SIGN THE SAME BOY HE SAID WAS NOT GOOD ENOUGH AT CHELSEA https://t.co/oSkxu3t7SH
— ADE O’DAVID (@CROWN111) 9 October 2016
A lot of the debate was generated by BBC Sport’s inclusion of the stories in their daily transfer gossip round-up…
Man Utd could be set for a double swoop on Everton in the January transfer window.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) 8 October 2016
@BBCSport could see Coleman coming but it Lukaku, we have enough strikers as it is.. Darmian is a good squad player and Valencia can give
— Aaron (@AzzaMUFC_) 9 October 2016
@BBCSport will pay something like 200m for then haha
— Aled (@aledhughes0809) 9 October 2016
@BBCSport If they have any ambition they would be better off staying at Everton
— Graham Park (@GrahamPark15) 9 October 2016
@BBCSport Here come the ridiculous rumours again. Give us a break. Why would they be interested? because their £86mil signing did sweet FA?
— Steve McMullin (@Mullers1988) 8 October 2016
— Ali Hasnain Jaffery (@Alihasnain_92) 8 October 2016
@BBCSport I swear this gets said every year.
— Michael (@Michael_COYG) 8 October 2016