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Man United fight off Chelsea to agree £75million fee for star striker

Things are starting to pick up in the summer transfer window, with Manchester United announcing this morning that they have agreed a fee with Everton for Romelu Lukaku.

The Red Devils revealed the news via their Twitter account after stories emerged yesterday that Chelsea will launch a bid to match United’s £75million offer for the star striker.

Manchester United have agreed a fee for Romelu Lukaku

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Manchester United have agreed a fee for Romelu Lukaku

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The tweet by United, who are keen to get the deal sorted before they jet off on their US tour tomorrow read: “#MUFC is delighted to announce a fee has been agreed with Everton for the transfer of Romelu Lukaku, subject to a medical & personal terms.”

A second tweet added: “A further announcement will be made in due course.”

United midfielder Paul Pogba – who grabbed the transfer headlines last summer – was quick to celebrate the news on his Instagram account.

Pogba is currently holidaying with Lukaku, with the Frenchman seemingly one of the first to know the good news.

See you tomorrow in training @rlukaku9 #bienvenue #AgentP🕵🏽

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Meanwhile, Chelsea will likely face the wrath of manager Antonio Conte, who’ll surely be livid to miss out on one his key transfer targets this summer.

Reports suggest the Premier League champions matched the Red Devils’ bid, but it looks like they’re set to miss out on re-signing their former player.

The Blues were not willing to match the fees Lukaku’s agent (the infamous Mino Raiola) would get if he moved to Old Trafford.


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