It’s been a seriously busy week of transfer news in the Premier League and this morning, many Manchester United and Chelsea fans are waking up to the biggest story of the window so far.
Their supporters lining the bar here in the Tavern haven’t seen much transfer activity at either Stamford Bridge or Old Trafford this summer so this is the news that is set to send supporters into meltdown.
And the man it’s all about? Romelu Lukaku, who’s move to Old Trafford is edging closer after the club confirmed a fee has been confirmed and the transfer now hinges on a medical and personal terms.
And as you can imagine, it’s sent the pub into serious meltdown and the Blues fans at the bar are seriously disappointed to have missed out on arguably Antonio Conte’s biggest transfer target of the summer.
But it’s Ed Woodward and Jose Mourinho who have won the race this time around and it’s a huge coup for the Red Devils, who needed to bring someone in to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic and it looks like they’ve gotten their man.
And as you can imagine, Chelsea fans have been extremely outspoken on Twitter too, so here’s the best of their reaction following the massive news that they’ve lost the race to Lukaku’s signature…
Even in today's crazy transfer market, Lukaku for 75 million plus add ons is outrageous for a player with a non-league first touch
Imagine thinking Lukaku could win you the league. £100m lol.
— Bikram Karki (@KarkiBikram99) July 8, 2017
Plot twist: Lukaku didn't know that Chelsea matched Man United offer as he was too busy dabbing. @feroze17
— Zakky Robbany (@zaaakky) July 8, 2017
With Romelu Lukaku you'll get a guy who will cover lots of ground it's only because his first touch goes 30 yards ahead of him but anyway.
— Gary (@lfcgazza1997) July 8, 2017
That's like over 100 million(fees included) for Lukaku. This is ridiculous.
— barda bronson (@DNintro_deuces) July 8, 2017