The Manchester United fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern love nothing more than watching their club swoop in and nab top targets from under the noses of rivals clubs, and they’re delighted to hear news of Jose Mourinho doing just that to his former employers, Chelsea.
According to reports from the BBC Sport, the the Red Devils have agreed a fee to sign Everton striker Romelu Lukaku for £75m, after the former Blues striker was heavily linked with a move back to Stamford Bridge.
The £42.5m-rated Belgian international enjoyed an stand out season for the Toffees last season, and was on course for the Premier League Golden Boot before Tottenham’s Harry Kane bagged an unprecedented eight goals in the final week of the season.
Mourinho is in need of a new talisman after the decision not to extend the contract of top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic after the Swede picked up a long-term knee injury in the final weeks of last term.
Our landlord has widened the smiles on the faces of the resident United fans here in the Tavern by putting it out there that, considering the report has come from the BBC, it is more than likely solid.
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