Manchester United are confident of landing their main transfer target, Belgium international Romelu Lukaku after agreeing an initial fee of £75m with Everton, plus £15m in add-ons.
The 24-year-old is currently on holiday in Los Angeles, USA, but was seen training alongside his close pal and potential Red Devils team-mate Paul Pogba as they holidayed together.
The Premier League stars posted a video on social media of them hard at work undergoing strenuous fitness workout and have also been spotted playing five-a-side matches at the Urban Soccer 5, downtown LA.
On Friday Everton continued to maintain the transfer had not been finalised, although it’s being reported Lukaku is just waiting on a medical, after agreeing a five-year deal worth £250,000 a week.
United boss Jose Mourinho is due to arrive in California on Sunday with his squad to begin their pre-season tour, with Lukaku expected to join them instead of flying back to the Toffees.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte was also eager to resign Lukaku who left Stamford Bridge three years ago to join Merseyside in a £28m deal. It is believed an offer, considerably lower than what the Red Devil offered, was rejected by the Blues.
Mourinho has already signed Victor Lindelof is also keen to bring in another forward with Lukaku, a winger, a defensive midfielder and a full-back.
Phil Neville who played for United for a ten year period has said what he expects from Lukaku.
“I think you’ve seen improvement. I think there was a couple of criticisms – can he play in the big games? Can he score in the big games?” Neville said.
“I think he half dispelled that last season because he scored in a couple of the big games and I think he is improving all the time.
“I think he is a different type of striker from what United have had for a long time.
“Someone that can probably run in behind, can be a little bit of a battering ram that United can play on the counter attack.
“I think with Zlatan [Ibrahimovic] last season United couldn’t play on the counter attack because obviously his age and the fact his legs are slowing down a bit.
“Now you’ve got someone with genuine speed that United can play on the counter attack.”
Lukaku is set to become the fifth most expensive player of all time behind Pogba, Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gonzalo Higuain.