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…
It's a blessing we didn't sign him , there are better strikers out there who suits our system . His too slow for counter attack system.
— Dave DJ Krackville (@DJkrackville) July 8, 2017
Lukaku is too expensive…. morata or lewandowski will be perfect for Chelsea…
— Pawankumar Yadav (@Pawankumar19512) July 8, 2017
Least it looks like we dodged a bullet. Morata much more suited to our play.
— Alex (@onlyoneshedend) July 8, 2017
People are acting like this is the end of the world..
— James Pettit (@JamesPettit6) July 8, 2017
Very happy that Chelsea didn't pay 100m for Lukaku. Not a chance in hell he is worth that much. #cfc
— Jeff Sutton (@Jeff_Sutton) July 8, 2017
I actually cant believe we bottled Romelu Lukaku. This club cant do anything right when it comes to transfers. #CFC
— Lav (@ConteTactics) July 8, 2017
Would have liked Lukaku at Chelsea. Good striker certainly. Wouldn't have been my first choice though so not devastated he's going Utd. #CFC
— Luke J Wilson (@LukeWilson511) July 8, 2017
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