Belfast Telegraph

Manchester United agree £75m Lukaku transfer - reports

Manchester United have agreed a £75m transfer for Everton forward Romelu Lukaku according to reports.

It's thought the transfer has been agreed after the club ended its interest in bringing Madrid's Morata to Old Trafford.

There has been speculation that the deal with Everton could involve Wayne Rooney returning to his boyhood club.

Rooney's representative has reportedly held talks with Everton over a proposed return to Goodison Park from Manchester United on a free transfer.

The 31-year-old has not been included in United's squad for their pre-season tour of the United States, according to reports, with the party due to leave on Sunday.

Rooney would be Everton's fifth major signing of what is shaping up to be a busy summer for the Merseysiders. Deals for Michael Keane, Davy Klaassen, Sandro Ramirez and Jordan Pickford have already been completed, with Olivier Giroud and Gylfi Sigurdsson also linked.

The development comes after months of speculation over the former England captain's future.

His 2016-17 campaign was largely a frustrating one. The forward started just 15 Premier League games under United boss Jose Mourinho and lost his place in the England side.

The notable bright spot came when he overtook Sir Bobby Charlton's club goalscoring record in January, an achievement that came just over a year after he also claimed the England record.

However, he failed a hold down a role in Mourinho's team and was heavily linked with moves to China and the United States, as well as a return to Everton.


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