Chelsea fans react as Romelu Lukaku closes in on Man United move

Chelsea target Romelu Lukaku is on the verge of joining Manchester United from Everton in a £75m deal, after the Red Devils announced that they had agreed a fee for the striker on their official website on Saturday.

Blues manager Antonio Conte had been hoping to bring the 24-year-old back to Stamford Bridge this summer three years after he left for Goodison Park, but despite matching United’s offer the striker looks set to complete a move to Old Trafford, according to BBC Football.

The Belgium international became a target for the Premier League giants after scoring 25 top flight goals for the Toffees last term, and he has now enjoyed five successive prolific campaigns at this level.

Chelsea supporters were quick to have their say on United’s announcement via social media, and while some were angry that the club hadn’t got the deal done, many believe the champions may have dodged a bullet as Lukaku wouldn’t fit into their system.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…