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Transfer battle is on! Chelsea and United to fight for £70m striker!


Where will he end up?

Manchester United are prepared to fight Chelsea for £70m-rated Everton striker Romelu Lukaku.

Despite Zlatan Ibrahimovic entering talks with United to stay for another season, Jose Mourinho is still targeting a long-term replacement for the Swede.

Mourinho and Lukaku worked together during their time at Chelsea, with the Portuguese boss opting to sell the Belgian to Everton in 2014.

However, Lukaku has been in fine form for the Toffees this season, scoring 21 goals so far in the league, leading the race for golden boot.

Recently he revealed he wants to move away from Goodison Park, alerting United and his former club, Chelsea, to his availability.

And his Everton team-mate and close pal Yannick Bolasie has admitted the Merseyside club will not be able to stop the coveted star from leaving.

“I speak to Rom every day and when a man has his plan, he has his plan,” he said. “You can’t really stop that.

“Players have ambition, as players they want to play in the highest team possible. And Rom for me right now, at his age, is a world-class striker and there aren’t many about like him.”

By Ben Kelly – @benkelly_10


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