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Manchester United confirm fee agreed for Romelu Lukaku

The 24-year-old’s signing – which the BBC says includes £15m in add-ons – represents a coup for United and their manager Jose Mourinho whose former club Chelsea had earmarked him as their top striking target for the close season.The Belgian global was initially expected to re-join former club Chelsea but United moved in to pole position after reports emerged late last week [via the BBC] that the Red Devils had agreed a fee for Lukaku’s signature.But, it is Manchester United who have come up trumps in the race to sign the 24-year-old, with the club reaching an agreement over the transfer fee for the player.Rooney has previously said that he would only consider a return to Everton if he left United for another English club and donned a Toffees’ shirt in the summer of 2015 to play in Duncan Ferguson’s testimonial.Romelu Lukaku, who is on his way to Manchester United from Everton, was arrested in Los Angeles on Saturday after an out of control rage at his Beverly Hills mansion.It’s also likely that Manchester United’s confirmation of an accepted bid prior to the completion of a medical is partly due to these late Chelsea efforts.

Transfer news LIVE updates: Lukaku’s Man Utd medical, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool latestAnd it has now emerged Chelsea moved to re-sign Lukaku, who played for the Blues before moving to Everton for £28m in July 2014, earlier this week. The United captain will be allowed to leave Old Trafford after seeing his role in the team reduced under Mourinho last season.The striker notched 25 goals last season and was the second-highest scorer in the Premier League.With Alexandre Lacazette finalizing a move to Arsenal this week, and Antoine Griezmann choosing to stay put in Madrid after news of Atletico’s transfer ban, the only other elite forward option on the market appears to be Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata.His pal Pogba later announced the arrival of the player on his Instagram as well with this cringe-worthy video, which at some level should tell you that Lukaku was always headed to United despite all the Chelsea talk.The Belgian striker had been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea this summer but it looks likes United will now be getting Lukaku.