Everton accepts Man United’s Lukaku bid
Manchester United have agreed a fee of around 75 million pounds ($96.98 million) to sign striker Romelu Lukaku from Premier League rivals Everton, according to British media reports.
The 24-year-old, who joined Everton permanently in 2014, scored 25 goals and provided six assists in 37 league games last season to finish as the league's second highest scorer. His exploits helped Everton secure a seventh-placed league finish.
The Belgium international rejected a new contract at Everton in March and has since been linked with former club Chelsea and German champions Bayern Munich.
Lukaku said that he had decided on his future in June and now looks set to reunite with United manager Jose Mourinho, under whom he played at Chelsea.
Media reports also suggest that Lukaku's deal will have no impact on United forward Wayne Rooney's switch to Everton.
The move sees Manchester United steal Lukaku from right under the nose of Chelsea.
According to telegraph, Wayne Rooney is likely to join Everton in return although that is being treated as a separate deal.
The move will see Rooney go back to the Merseyside club’s where he began his Premier League career. The move also effectively means that United are not interested in Real Madrid and Spain striker Alvaro Morata.
The transfer is likely to infuriate Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, who had told the club hierarchy to sign the Everton striker.