Manchester United to include Rooney in offer for Lukaku - Full Gist NG


Thursday, 6 July 2017

Manchester United to include Rooney in offer for Lukaku

Rooney hugs Lukaku

Manchester United are ready to use Wayne Rooney, as a makeweight in a sensational move for Romelu Lukaku.

United boss Jose Mourinho wants Lukaku and is ready to allow his captain return to Everton, in a bid to beat Chelsea to the Belgium striker.

Everton chairman Bill Kenwright held talks with Rooney’s agent Paul Stretford yesterday in London, over a move back to Goodison Park.

Kenwright is keen to see Rooney back in an Everton shirt, 13 years after he was sold to United in a controversial £27m transfer.

United are likely to have to pay around £180,000 of Rooney’s weekly wage next season, for the Everton deal to go ahead. Manager Jose Mourinho returns for pre-season tomorrow and is said to be surprised Rooney’s future remains unresolved.

Everton value Lukaku at a world record £100 million and Chelsea have been frontrunners to land the player. But the Blues have not made a concrete bid, because of their failure to offloand Diego Costa.

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