Despite the two clubs agreement of an initial transfer fee worth of £75 million, they are still negotiating about the bonuses that can be between £15 and £25 million.
Romelu Lukaku has been Jose Mourinho’s primary target for some time now, and after United’s chances of signing Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid were squashed, the “Special One” turned his attention to Belgian forward who scored 25 goals for Everton in the Premier League last season.
The Toffees cannot keep the 24-year-old forward at Goodison Park for another year, but they do whatever they can to milk more money from United, considering the Red Devils’ desperation of adding a top striker following Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s departure. United are hoping to get the deal done by the start of the next week, and Lukaku has been seen in Los Angeles, training alongside his future teammate, Paul Pogba.
The Red Devils already agreed on personal terms with the powerful forward as he accepted around £200,000 per week, while his former club Chelsea, who also expressed interest in Lukaku, still haven’t submitted a counter offer. Mourinho has a lot of money at his disposal and will definitely fork out another £15-20 million for Lukaku, who could become the United’s second summer signing after the Swedish defender Victor Lindelof. Let’s remind, Lindelof joined from Benfica in a £31 million deal in June.
The Portuguese tactician still has other players on his shortlist and the most notable are Nemanja Matic, Fabinho, and Ivan Perisic, while he is also interested in bringing James Rodriguez to Old Trafford, after an unsuccessful attempt to lure Morata away from Santiago Bernabeu. At the same time, United will imminently lose their captain Wayne Rooney, who will probably return to his boyhood club Everton in the coming days.