Romelu Lukaku: £75m is never a bargain but Everton striker is worth it

No wonder both Manchester United and Chelsea want Romelu Lukaku: he scored 25 league goals last season, is 24 years old and can terrorise defences through sheer physical presence and power

Romelu Lukaku has been an obvious transfer target ever since he turned down the lucrative contract Everton offered him in March, doggies in shop windows have been less conspicuously for sale, yet when reports began to emerge that Manchester United were confident of a £75m deal it still came as something of a surprise.

Chelsea had been thought favourites to sign him, for a start, and with Everton insisting no agreement has yet been reached with United there is still a chance a significant bid will arrive from that quarter.

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