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Manchester United agree fee for Everton striker Lukaku: reports

06 July 2017 - 11:55 By Reuters
A file photo Manchester United's English striker Wayne Rooney (L) runs with the ball challenged by Everton's Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku (R) during the friendly Wayne Rooney testimonial football match between Manchester United and Everton at Old Trafford in Manchester, northwest England, on August 3, 2016.
A file photo Manchester United's English striker Wayne Rooney (L) runs with the ball challenged by Everton's Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku (R) during the friendly Wayne Rooney testimonial football match between Manchester United and Everton at Old Trafford in Manchester, northwest England, on August 3, 2016.
Image: OLI SCARFF / AFP

Manchester United have agreed a fee of around $96.98 million to sign striker Romelu Lukaku from Premier League rivals Everton, according to British media reports.

The 24-year-old, who joined Everton permanently in 2014, scored 25 goals and provided six assists in 37 league games last season to finish as the league's second highest scorer.

His exploits helped Everton secure a seventh-placed league finish.

The Belgium international rejected a new contract at Everton in March and has since been linked with former club Chelsea and German champions Bayern Munich.

Lukaku said that he had decided on his future in June and now looks set to reunite with United manager Jose Mourinho, under whom he played at Chelsea.

Media reports also suggest that Lukaku's deal will have no impact on United forward Wayne Rooney's switch to Everton.

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