Manchester United beat Chelsea to land Romelu Lukaku in £75 million deal

Taylor Byrd
July 8, 2017

Spanish newspaper AS claim Chelsea and Manchester United are still interested in Morata, despite the latter agreeing a deal for Everton's Romelu Lukaku.

Man Utd are reportedly set to sign Romelu Lukaku in the coming days, which marks the end of their reported chase of Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata.

Chelsea are now evaluating other transfers as Morata seems like a potential target due to his intention of playing in the Premier League, especially with Diego Costa set to leave this summer.

Blues boss Antonio Conte is angry with the Chelsea hierarchy over their perceived failure to capture Lukaku, but Higginbotham says the Belgium worldwide would have forced the Italian to rip up the style that served him so well last season as he is not a similar player to Diego Costa, who is poised to return to Atletico Madrid.

It was his influence and encouragement that has turned Lukaku's attention to Old Trafford, rather than Stamford Bridge, where they will link up together in the red of Manchester United.

Chelsea is trying to not be swayed by the revelations and will continue to up its interest in Lukaku, according to the Guardian.

Sky sources also understand the Lukaku deal is not linked to one that could see Wayne Rooney head in the opposite direction, moving back to Goodison Park and re-joining a club he left back in 2004 as a teenager. Today, Romelu Lukaku edges closer to joining Man Utd....

Despite caution on Merseyside, The Guardian reports that "United believe they will secure the second most expensive signing in their history behind Paul Pogba".

Both players have excelled in their respective leagues, but Conte would still have favoured Lukaku in his ranks due to his vast experience in England despite his young age.

But the news that United have agreed to spend £75 million on the 24-year-old Belgian has some fans wondering how Jose Mourinho will fit him into the United line-up.

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