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Lukaku to have Man United medical in LA


Romelu Lukaku will undergo his Manchester United medical in Los Angeles on Saturday ahead of a £90m move from Everton, Sky sources understand.

United have confirmed they have reached an agreement with the Toffees to buy the 24-year-old striker “subject to a medical and personal terms.”

Sky Sports News HQ understands United will pay £75m up-front plus £15m of add-ons and Wayne Rooney will move to Goodison Park in the opposite direction.

Lukaku has been holidaying in LA with prospective Manchester United teammate Paul Pogba, who has posted a congratulatory message to his friend on Instagram and said “see you tomorrow in training”.

Both players have also been training together at UCLA ahead of United’s pre-season tour of the US, which begins with a friendly against LA Galaxy in the Californian city next Saturday.

United have declared they have got their man despite Sky sources claiming a late intervention from Chelsea on Friday night in which they indicated to Everton they would match United’s offer.

The feeling at Stamford Bridge was that Lukaku’s agent, Mino Raiola, wanted him to go to United while the player himself preferred a move to Chelsea, and the decision was down to the Belgian.

He appears to have chosen the red half of Manchester and Blues boss Antonio Conte is understood to have been frustrated at the prospect of missing out Lukaku, who had been his main target for a new striker this summer.

Diego Costa is expected to be sold to Atletico Madrid, while Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata, who has been of interest to both United and Chelsea, remains in the dark over where his future will be.

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