The Everton striker has claimed he won’t sign a new deal with the club
With the news that Romelu Lukaku won’t be signing a new deal at Everton, Man United are ready to make a move for the striker in summer.
The Belgium international has been on fire for Everton this season, bagging 19 goals in the Premier League. Since his move to Goodison Park, he has established himself as not only one of the Toffees best players and attacking threats but as one of the best in the league.
The club have been desperate to get him to tie down his long-term future with them but he has decided not to agree a new five-year deal them.
It’s a huge blow to Everton, especially with many reports claiming that Lukaku would indeed put pen to paper on a new contract.
But, the Toffees loss is someone else’s gain and with the news that the 23-year old could be readily available to sign in summer, a number of clubs are queuing up to try and secure his signature.
Chelsea are also interested
Chelsea are one of the sides keen to do business for him, even though they were the club that initially sold him on to Everton. Another side eager to sign him is Man United.
The Red Devils have been linked with a move for the forward in the past and with the news that he could now be available, they are ready to launch a fresh approach for him at the end of the season.
They already have Zlatan Ibrahimovic upfront for them but the Swede will only play on for United for another season and it would leave them in need of another striker. Lukaku could be that man to replace him, as he is young and a proven goalscorer in the Premier League.
He won’t be cheap but Everton are consigned to losing him now and Jose Mourinho is likely to make a move for the striker as soon as he can in summer.