Manchester United join Chelsea in pursuit of Romelu Lukaku

Lukaku yet to sign a new deal at Everton, with United thought to be interested in landing the striker

Manchester United join Chelsea in pursuit of Romelu Lukaku

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May 11th, 2017

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Romelu Lukaku looks increasingly likely to leave Everton this summer, with the Belgian holding grandiose ambitions and the Toffees unable to match them.

Where the striker is heading is open to question, with Chelsea thought to be in pole position to land his signature, although Manchester United are also interested in landing the forward.

There remains a distinct possibility that United will fail to qualify for the Champions League this season, although Lukaku might be interested in signing for a club who have Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba in their ranks, with a rumoured interest in Antoine Griezmann.

However, The Guardian report that Lukaku is also on the United wishlist, with the striker set to decide on his future when the season ends.

The 23-year-old was signed from Chelsea for £30 million in 2014, although Everton could hope to recoup at least twice that amount, with Lukaku having two years to run on his current deal.

Lukaku is represented by Mino Raiola who is the agent of Pogba and will be speaking to interested parties before his striker commits to a club of choice.

The betting market suggests that Chelsea are in pole position, with BetVictor making the English champions-elect a 13/8 chance, while you can get 3/1 that Manchester United beat their English rivals to the player’s signature.

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