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Romelu Lukaku signed for Everton proceeding from Chelsea in the summer of 2014: a permanent move that followed two years on loan ( to WBA and the Toffees).

At the time it was claimed that the Belgian striker had fallen out with José Mourinho, who was Chelsea manager in 2014, but the same Portuguese coach denied this in a press conference yesterday.

“It’s quite a great experience the fact we worked together already for a few months,”  Mourinho revealed speaking in Los Angeles during Manchester United USA tour, after Lukaku joined the Red Devils one week ago.

“During the time when I was at Chelsea and then United, and he was at Everton, our relationship was always very close, despite not working together.

“He’s intelligent, he’s polite, we kept the contact, the feeling, and now we are back together in different moments and I have no doubts it is going to work.”

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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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According to European football expert Gabriele Marcotti leaking and then immediately dismissing the news of Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United for £ 75m is Everton’s way to force Chelsea’s move in the deal.

It has been rumoured for over a month that the Belgian striker and the Blues already agreed personal terms, but the two club still have to agree a money fee.

“United have (previously) been linked with Lukaku as well,” Marcotti said on ESPN FC.

“You can draw other elements into this, the fact that Mourinho is supposedly frustrated at the fact that at this stage of the summer, all they’ve brought in so far is Victor Lindelof.

“My reading of this is that you’ve got United talking to Everton over Rooney, we know that, why not accelerate this by pushing Lukaku along as well?

“If I had to guess I would say this story originates with Everton and I think it’s a way of trying to keep the gears in motion.

“Trying to get Chelsea to come up with a serious bid, trying to test United’s resolve if they really want Lukaku or whether they’re still operating on Morata.”

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English media reported Romelu Lukaku/ Manchester United as a done deal during the morning but Everton themselves dismissed the news through Sky Sports News.

The Belgian striker was said to be set to move to Old Trafford for a £ 75m fee but after an hour the news was reported, Sky Sports News revealed that senior sources at Goodison Park dismissed the deal.

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Lukaku is one of Chelsea‘s main targets and it was rumoured he had already agreed personal terms with the Blues, but the deal was not official yet as the Stamford Bridge side still had to agree a fee with Everton.

 

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Lyon are close to agree a permanent deal with Chelsea to sign one of their young strikers, Bertrand Traore.

After spending the last season on loan at Ajax, where he scored 9 goals in 22 appearances, the forward doesn’t seem to fit into Antonio Conte‘s plans and is set to move.

Traore was also targeted by Everton and West Ham but it seems the French side have just to agree some details on the bonus payments with the Blues.

Lyon are ready to invest £ 17.5m plus add-ons to sign the Burkina Faso international by the end of this week.

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West Ham are considering to loan Chelsea forward Bertrand Traore who is set to return from Ajax, according to the Daily Mirror.

The 21-year-old scored 14 goals in the Eredivisie and would reportedly consider a season-long loan to another Premier League side, with also Newcastle interested in the Burkina Faso international.

It is also understood Traore could fill the gap following Romelu Lukaku’s departure at Goodison Park as Everton are looking for a striker.

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In the last few months Bertrand Traore impressed with his performances with Ajax.

Now a lot of European clubs seem interested in the Burkina Faso international. French magazine Foot Mercato claims Everton and West Ham have made offers for him as well as MarseilleSchalke 04 and Borussia Monchengladbach.

Reports also said Chelsea may be willing to sell Bertrand Traore for approximately 17 milion pounds.

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“My agent knows what’s going to happen,” Everton striker Romelu Lukaku revealed today, in an interview while training with Belgium National Team.

The 24-year-old told SkySport News HQ reporter Gary Cotterill: “I know what I want to do, and whenever something happens, you guys will know.”

We reported earlier today that Bayern Munich have joined Chelsea and Manchester United in the race to sign Lukaku from Premier League outfit Everton, according to the Manchester Evening News.

 

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