But talking to a national newspaper about the possibility of signing for a big club in the North is hardly the welcome to the new season that Spurs fans need.
Willian's agent spoke to United's representatives last season, but the eventual English Champions blocked any progress for a deal to materialise.
It will be a major surprise if José Mourinho's side is not challenging for the title in May, and Lukaku has a major role to play in United's progress. "One thing is for sure - I know my worth and I will make sure I get what I am worth".
Andreas Pereira is a promising United academy product who spent last season on loan at Granada. That put them 17th in the league for that statistic. I hope that is reflected on the pitch. That was because they won a lot of the matches you would expect them to and did not win many matches they were expected not to, especially at home. "He is an intelligent player who can integrate our game well as we have a game backed on mobility, technique". Linked with record-setting moves to all the biggest clubs, the 18-year-old striker is sitting pretty with Monaco. for now.
"I think the top four will be Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal". It's not hard this season to motivate them to that level. Will Arsenal's perverse two-decade experiment in gentlemanliness yield the big prize again? They will actually be interesting round about the equinox, and by the time the clocks go back we will be as involved as ever.
Robbie Brady's peach of a free kick clinched Burnley a point last season.
That mark was the league's fifth worst and significantly more than their key rivals.
They will take on a Foxes side with a new full-time manager at the helm, Craig Shakespeare, who was offered the job based on his work after taking over for Claudio Ranieri last season. The other teams will try to give 120 per cent against us. In a campaign where United was often frustrated by their inability to convert chances, Ibrahimovic often came to United's rescue.
"At the start of the season it's simple to tell that in this league probably six top, top teams should fight for the title", Conte said. "I've scored 15 or 16 goals and I've lifted titles and other strikers have scored 35 and haven't won anything".
Costa was involved in 27 goals last season (20 goals, seven assists), a huge level of production his fellow Spain worldwide Morata now must provide. Lukaku will cost £11.5 million but should prove a great alternative to Tottenham's Harry Kane, the games most expensive player at £12.5 million.