05 July 2017

Manchester United set to make £100million bid for Everton’s Romelu Lukaku with Wayne Rooney going the other way

MANCHESTER UNITED will use Wayne Rooney’s Everton return to try and make a £100million move for Romelu Lukaku.

Roo will go back to Goodison Park 13 years after his £27million move to Old Traffford and it will be announced this week.

Manchester United are set to beat Chelsea to the signing of Romelu Lukaku
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Romelu Lukaku is set for a sensational reunion with Jose Mourinho at Manchester United
Romelu Lukaku is set for a sensational reunion with Jose Mourinho at Manchester United
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But now the Mirror are reporting that United want to use his return to help them hijack Lukaku from Chelsea.

Lukaku is desperate to move away from the Toffees as he wants to play Champions League football.

Antonio Conte was in pole position to resign the big Belgian from the club he was sold from in a £28m deal in 2014.

But the Blues are being stifled in their attempts to launch a bid for Lukaku as Diego Costa refuses to move.

Conte told the Spanish international he was no longer wanted at Stamford Bridge and to find a new club.

Romelu Lukaku finished as Everton's top scorer last season with 25 Premier League goals
Romelu Lukaku finished as Everton’s top scorer last season with 25 Premier League goals
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Wayne Rooney is set to return to Everton by the end of this week
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Romelu Lukaku factfile

  • Romelu Lukaku was born on May 13 1993 in Atwerp, Belgium
  • He began his youth career at Repel Boom before spells at KFC Wintam and Lierse
  • Anderlecht was Lukaku’s first club as a senior player in 2009
  • After three years at the Belgian club, Lukaku was sold to Chelsea
  • Lukaku struggled to break into Jose Mourinho’s first team and was loaned to West Brom in 2012
  • A loan spell at Everton followed before being sold for a club record
  • Lukaku has scored 110 goals in 53 appearances for the Toffees

But Costa is refusing to make a big-money move to China and instead wants a return to Ateltico Madrid when their transfer ban is lifted in January.

And Rooney’s move back to Everton could pave the way for United to make a world-record move for Lukaku.

Roo said yes to the deal after a summer break when he discussed his future with wife Coleen and other family members.

Wayne Rooney is returning to Everton after losing his place in the Manchester United team

There was no offer from the MLS and England’s 53-goal record scorer did not want to uproot his family to China.

Everton was always his preferred option.

Ronald Koeman has been spending the expected Lukaku cash, bringing in five players already this summer, including keeper Jordan Pickford, defender Michael Keane and midfielder Davy Klaassen.

Keep up to date with all the latest news, gossip, rumours and done deals in SunSport’s live transfer blog

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