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Antonio Rudiger is set to undergo Chelsea medical today: the Blues will officially announce his signing once the tests are done.

The current Roma defender will become the second signing of this transfer window, after the Champions of England announced Willy Caballero joined the club to replace Asmir Begovic, who moved to Bournemouth.

Next signing for the Stamford Bridge outlet could be Tieumoue Bakayoko or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

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New Manchester United signing Romelu Lukaku has told ESPN he is joining “the biggest club in the world, a club that wants to win the league again and be dominant in the world again”.

The Belgian international, who joins the Red Devils on a £75m move from Everton, said: “I’ve always wanted the opportunity since a child, when they came calling I didn’t have to think twice. I’m really delighted to hopefully be a part of their history.

“I’ve always said I want to play for a team that is challenging for every trophy that there is, – he added – I think Manchester United want to be that dominant force. If you look at the history it says enough”.

“To become part of a club like them is something I really wanted and I am thankful for the opportunity they gave me. Now it’s time to work hard, harder than I did before, and I am willing to do it. Hopefully it will come a good way.”

Then Lukaku ended: “Who would say no to the biggest club in the world, the best stadium in England, the best fans? It’s a perfect opportunity”.

It is understood Chelsea had set personal terms with the striker, but Manchester United’s last-ditch effort secured the signature of the 24-year-old.

 

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After being very close to a Chelsea return Romelu Lukaku has practically become a Manchester United player.

The Red Devils announced this morning a fee agreement with Everton and some minutes ago the Belgian striker passed his medical in Los Angeles, where he is on holidays with his future team-mate Paul Pogba – who was really influential in his decision to join United- and where José Mourinho and his boys will travel in the next hours for the first part of their pre-season tour.

Lukaku posted some photos of his Manchester United medical in his Instagram story, included a picture where he signed his first Red Devils shirt for a little fan.

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Manchester United star Paul Pogba filmed a message in which Red Devils’ new signing Romelu Lukaku confirmed he’s heading to Old Trafford.

“See you tomorrow in training” Lukaku told Pogba in a video from L.A., where the former Chelsea target is currently undergoing his medical ahead of a £75m move.

It is understood Chelsea had already set personal terms with Lukaku, but Manchester United made a last-ditch effort to hijack his signature and agent Mino Raiola reportedly pushed for a reunion with Jose Mourinho.

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Manchester United announced on their official website and on their social networks’ accounts, they have agreed a fee for Romelu Lukaku transfer to Old Trafford.

“Manchester United – reads the statement on the Red Devils official website – is delighted to announce that it has agreed a fee with Everton for the transfer of Romelu Lukaku. The transfer is subject to a medical and personal terms. A further announcement will be made in due course”.

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Romelu Lukaku wants a move to Chelsea despite his agent has found an agreement with Manchester United on a £75m move, SkySports says.

Several reports suggested today that the Everton hitman will join the Red Devils as Chelsea are delaying the deal, despite the Blues have reportedly met the £75m price tonight.

Moreover SkySports journalist  explained the reason why Lukaku’s agent Mino Raiola wants the Belgian forward to join Manchester United instead of Chelsea.

“Another big payday for Mino Raiola if Romelu Lukaku goes to Manchester United. – he wrote – Stands to make about £10m. Less if Lukaku chooses Chelsea”.

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Chelsea have made a last-ditch effort in the race to sign Romelu Lukaku, according to reports in England. Antonio Conte will reportedly be furious if the Chelsea target joins rivals Manchester United and meanwhile the Blues have met Everton’s asking price for the Belgian international.

It is understood Lukaku has agreed a move to Manchester United despite Chelsea had reportedly set personal terms with the player at the end of last season.

The move to land Lukaku to Stamford Bridge has been delayed due to Diego Costa‘s alleged departure.

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Phil Neville has welcomed Chelsea target Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United via Instagram.

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“Left one great club and joined another: congratulations” he wrote.

Manchester United have not announce the deal yet, anyway Jose Mourinho is said to have a £75m bid accepted by Everton.

Lukaku will reportedly undergo a medical in Los Angeles, where he’s currently training with Paul Pogba.

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A sad day for many football fans around the world: little hero and Sunderland huge fan Braedley Lowery has passed away this afternoon.

Bradley was only 6 and lost his fight against neuroblastoma.

He became- unfortunately-famous for his fight because he was a football fan, but above all a die-hard Sunderland fan and in the last two years he became a sort of Black Cats mascot.

Last december he was the protagonist of the pre-match when Chelsea visited the Stadium of Light: he was playing with the players on the pitch during the warm-up and he kicked a penalty, with fans in the stadium chanting his name.

He had a special bond with Sunderland striker Jermaine Defoe who became his “best friend” and was often visiting him at the hospital or at home: Defoe was also with Bradley when he was England mascot at Wembley last March and their hug during the national anthem touched many people around the world.

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Chelsea remembered Bradley with a couple of tweets:

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This is the post that Bradley’s mum shared on his official Facebook page to announce the passing of the little hero:

My brave boy has went with the angels today 07/07/17 at 13:35, in mammy and daddies arms surrounded by his family.

He was our little superhero and put the biggest fight up but he was needed else where.

There are no words to describe how heart broken we are.

Thank you everyone for all your support and kind words.

Sleep tight baby boy and fly high with them angels

Our thoughts and prayers are with Bradley’s family and friend in this hard time: his courage, passion and smile will be remembered forever.

 

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According to ESPN Diego Costa will join Chelsea squad for the start of the pre-season next Monday in Cobham.

The Spanish striker is set to leave the club after a bust-up with manager Antonio Conte and he has already told his team-mates he’s going to leave the Blues after three years.

Costa signed from Atletico Madrid in summer 2014 and he’s keen to return to the Spanish side, even if he won’t be able to play until January 2018 due to Colchoneros transfer market ban.

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