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Manchester United Have Agreed A Fee With Everton For Romelu Lukaku

April 30th 2017, Goodison Park, Liverpool, England; EPL Premier league football, Everton versus Chelsea; Romelu Lukaku of Everton runs out onto the pitch before the kick off (Photo by David Blunsden/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Manchester United could be set to beat Chelsea to the signing of Romelu Lukaku.

According to BBC Sport on Thursday morning, Jose Mourinho’s side have agreed a fee in the region of £75m with Everton for the Belgian striker.

Lukaku had been one of Chelsea’s primary targets this summer, with Antonio Conte extremely eager to bring him back to Stamford Bridge this summer. However, their hesitancy in actually making a bid has allowed Man United to come in and steal a march on his signature.

That being said, until the contract is signed there is nothing stopping them from coming with an offer of their of their own in order to hijack the move.

TALLINN, ESTONIA - JUNE 9 : Romelu Lukaku forward of Belgium gestures during the World Cup Qualifier Group H match between Estonia and Belgium at the Le Cocq Arena on June 09, 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia, 9/06/2017 ( Photo by Nico Vereecken / Photonews
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The signing will be a major source of relief of Mourinho, who was becoming slightly anxious about the lack of transfer activity in recent weeks and was down a major striker with the loss of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Defender Victor Lindelof arrived last month but deals for Nemanja Matic and Alvaro Morata had stalled, while Inter’s asking price for Ivan Perisic proved to be a brick wall. Antonie Griezmann, meanwhile, decided to stay at Atletico Madrid.

Assuming everything goes as planned, Lukaku could sign in time to travel with the rest of the Man United squad fo the club’s pre-season tour of the United States on Sunday.

Incidentally, the BBC have also reported that the deal for Morata will now not be going ahead.

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On this week’s edition of the Mixer Irish Football Podcast we dissected Bray Wanderers’ perilous financial situation with Cormac Byrne of the Irish Mirror, and caught up with Bohemians’ Keith Ward to discuss both his and his team’s fine league form.

https://soundcloud.com/punditarenairishfootball/keith-ward-talks-about-his-season-and-cormac-byrne-discusses-brays-financial-woes

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