Romelu Lukaku will be wearing a Manchester United jersey the next time he takes to the field. Photo: Andrew Yates, Reuters

Manchester United announced on Saturday morning that they have agreed terms with Everton to sign star striker Romelu Lukaku.

The Red Devils took to Twitter to finally end the almost endless speculation in recent weeks about where Belgian star Lukaku will go after he made it clear that he wants a move away from Goodison Park when he rejected a contract extension.

Premier League champions Chelsea appeared to be the favourites to lure Lukaku, with manager Antonio Conte looking to bolster his strike force as he looks to offload Spaniard Diego Costa.

But United are believed to be splashing the cash in an attempt to mount a serious Uefa Champions League campaign, and it appears as if Lukaku will be at the centre of that, with club captain Wayne Rooney seemingly on his way out for a possible return to Everton.

“#MUFC is delighted to announce a fee has been agreed with Everton for the transfer of Romelu Lukaku, subject to a medical & personal terms. A further announcement will be made in due course,” United posted on Twitter on Saturday.

A transfer fee in the region of 75 million pounds has been bandied about as the likely magical number for Jose Mourinho to secure the signature of Lukaku, and the 24-year-old will hope to at least replicate his 25 goals he scored in the Premier League last season.

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