- Match Analysis
Man United have stepped up their interest in Romelu Lukaku, with reports today claiming the two clubs are in talks over a deal to send the striker to Old Trafford and Wayne Rooney to Everton.
Lukaku has been the subject of a lot of interest from several of the top teams from around Europe over the last few months. His former club Chelsea have also been linked, with the Blues still believed to be keen to do business.
However, it’s Man United who appear to now have the upper hand in talks over a potential deal. This is because they have something that interests Everton in Wayne Rooney.
The Toffees were the Premier League side that originally gave the England international his first break on the big stage. He took that chance and impressed so much that he moved to Old Trafford and became an icon at the club.
Now, with the 31-year old struggling for gametime at United with the influx of new players coming into the squad, Everton are set to test the water to see if they can bring the player back to the club.
This has enabled Man United themselves to ask about taking Romelu Lukaku from the club. The Belgian has been a key player for Everton over the last few seasons, with his goals massively helping his side out in the league – last season, having played 39 games in all competitions, he bagged 26 goals for the club.
To lose him would be a big blow to the club but for the right price they could be willing to sell him on, especially with Ronald Koeman already going to work bringing in new players to benefit the squad this summer.
This includes the signing of Sandro Ramirez, a new striker who impressed at Malaga in La Liga.
With talks being held between both clubs over a potential deal for the two players, it gives United the upper hand in the battle for the signature of Lukaku. However, Chelsea are still keen to sign him and aren’t likely to give up their pursuit anytime soon.
The only thing stopping them is the sale of Diego Costa but if they do manage to offload the Spaniard, then they are expected to launch an official move for the 24-year old striker.