Manchester United agrees fee with Everton for Romelu Lukaku

In an official release, the Europa League winner said that it has agreed a fee, reportedly worth £75 million, with the Liverpool based club. The transfer is subjected to a medical and personal terms.

Everton’s Romelu Lukaku is on the verge of a move to Manchester United.   -  Getty Images

Manchester United has splashed the cash in search of goals, agreeing a fee for Everton striker Romelu Lukaku in a blockbuster deal.

Lukaku, 24, will reunite with former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford for a reported £75million fee.

United was reportedly close to signing Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata to help fill the void left by last season's top goalscorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who did not have his contract renewed following a serious knee injury suffered in April.

But Mourinho and United have turned to Belgium international Lukaku – hijacking Chelsea's plans – to try to fix its scoring woes, having only found the back of the net on 54 occasions in the Premier League last term – the lowest tally among the top seven teams.

United confirmed it has reached a deal for Lukaku, who must still agree personal terms and pass a medical.

Lukaku spearheaded Everton to seventh position in 2016-17 with 25 Premier League goals as he finished second behind Golden Boot winner Harry Kane.

The former Chelsea youngster spent a year under Mourinho at Stamford Bridge before he was sold by the Portuguese in 2014.

Following an initial loan spell at Everton, having joined West Brom temporarily in 2012-13, Lukaku scored 53 Premier League goals for the Toffees and 71 in all competitions.

His 26 goals in all competitions last season were the most by an Everton player since Gary Lineker's 40-goal haul in 1985-86.

Since debuting for Belgium in 2010, the former Anderlecht star has scored 20 goals in 57 international appearances.

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