Man Utd confirm Romelu Lukaku agreement with Everton

Romelu Lukaku.
Romelu Lukaku celebrates in the colours of Belgium.

Manchester United have agreed a fee with Everton for the transfer of striker, Romelu Lukaku, subject to a medical and personal terms.

United will pay £75m plus £15m on add-ons for the Belgian, with Wayne Rooney going the other way, according to the BBC.

United said in a statement: “#MUFC is delighted to announce a fee has been agreed with Everton for the transfer of Romelu Lukaku, subject to a medical & personal terms.”

Chelsea matched United’s Lukaku offer late on Friday, but it was too late with United announcing the agreement with Everton early Saturday.

Lukaku’s agent, Mino Raiola, wanted the Belgium international to go to United, but the striker preferred a move to Chelsea, according to several reports.

Lukaku had to choose between what his agents wants, and satisfying his desire to return to Chelsea, who signed him from Anderlecht in 2011 for £18m.

However, Lukaku has been holidaying in Los Angeles, where he’s been training with Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba.

Everton striker,
Romelu Lukaku

Chelsea boss, Antonio Conte, is said to be furious at the prospect of missing out on Lukaku, with reports suggesting the Italian has now turned his searchlight of Real’s forward, Morata.

Conte wants to sell Diego Costa, who is only interestedly in a return to former club, Atletico Madrid, but is understandably frustrated to have lost Lukaku to a Premier League rival.

The 24-year-old, who is expected to undergo a United medical in the US, with the Red Devils leaving for their pre-season tour of the US on Sunday, scored 25 league goals for Everton last season, a tally only bettered by Tottenham and England striker, Harry Kane.

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