Manchester United have announced that a deal to bring in Everton striker Romelu Lukaku has been agreed upon.
The fee is thought to be around 75 million pounds for the striker who scored 25 goals in the English Premier League last season.
Romelu Lukaku, 24, has been on the radar of Manchester United since last season and his signing now means the club will no longer pursue the signature of Alvaro Morata of Real Madrid.
However, it has been confirmed by sources at the club that the move for a striker is not in any way connected to the decision to sell captain Wayne Rooney back to Everton.
Manchester United will be looking to round up the deal for the Belgian striker before heading for the United States for their pre-season tour on Sunday.
Romelu Lukaku was included in the list of potential targets that was given to Ed Woodward, the executive vice-chairman of the club after the close of last season.
There were reports that the striker will head back to Chelsea, his former club, where he played after moving from Anderlecht in 2011.
He could not hold down a regular spot at the team and was sold to Everton in 2014 for 28 million pounds during Jose Mourinho’s second spell at Chelsea.
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Mino Raiola is Lukaku’s agent and he was instrumental in bringing Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Manchester United last season.
Lukaku turned down an improved offer from Everton which would have made him the highest-paid player in the history of the club. Stating that he wanted new challenges. “I want to try new things and I don’t want to be at the same spot next season. I want to push myself and I know where I will be doing that”.
He is Manchester United’s second signing of the season.