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China Daily | Updated:2017-07-10 07:45LONDON – Romelu Lukaku is joining Manchester United for a reported £75 million ($97 million), a record fee between British clubs, after a deal was agreed with Everton on Saturday.The 24-year-olds arrival at Old Trafford sees United fend off Chelseas interest in the Belgium international.United and Englands all-time top scorer Wayne Rooney, who was at Evertons training center on Saturday, is poised to move in the opposite direction.The 31-year-old Merseysider and boyhood Everton fan is reportedly willing to take a cut in his £13 million salary to return to his first club as he seeks more first-team action.However, it is not clear if he is a makeweight in the Lukaku deal. The BBC claims he isnt and will be let go for free, while other outlets suggest that United might want a fee of £10 million for the one year remaining on his contract.The move reunites United boss Jose Mourinho and Lukaku. During his second spell as Chelsea boss, Mourinho sold Lukaku to Everton in 2014 for £28 million.Lukaku scored 53 Premier League goals in 110 appearances for Everton since his permanent move there.As it is, the deal could smash the record for a transfer fee between British clubs – the biggest is the £50 million paid by Chelsea to Liverpool for Fernando Torres in 2011.United said in a statement it was “delighted to announce a fee has been agreed with Everton for the transfer of Romelu Lukaku, subject to a medical and personal terms”.”A further announcement will be made in due course,” United added.Lukaku, who will reported ly earn wages of around £200,000 at United, was expected in England on Thursday for pre-season training with the Toffees, but instead was pictured working out with his close friend and the most expensive player in the world, United midfielder Paul Pogba, in Los Angeles.LA arrestIf he wasnt in the news enough this week, LA police revealed on Saturday that Lukaku was arrested for disturbing the peace at a house in Beverly Hills on July 2, after officers warned him five times to turn down music at a party.The ex-Anderlecht forward was issued with a misdemeanor citation and is scheduled to appear in Los Angeles Superior Court on Oct 2.That could see him miss Uniteds Premier League visit of Crystal Palace on Sept 30.Meanwhile, United is due in LA this weekend for a pre-season tour.According to British media, the decisive factors in Lukakus decision to snub Chelsea, the club he idolized as a schoolboy, were Pogba and their agent, Mino Raiola.Raiola made an estimated £40 million from Pogbas transfer from Juventus to United, while stablemates Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic also moved to Old Trafford.Chelsea reportedly baulked at paying Raiolas fee for Lukakus transfer after making a similar offer for the player.The Premier League champion may now turn its attention to Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, who United has also been linked with.Blues boss Antonio Conte reportedly feels betrayed by Lukaku, especially as he had held discussions with him since the end of the season.The Italian coach and his backroom staff are yet to sign the new four-year contracts they were offered at the end of the campaign.Agence France-Presse PhotoChina wins Snooker World Cup after dramatic comebackChinese teams give fans a scare at Snooker World CupDing Junhui: This year, Im doing goodRockets signs Chinese player Zhou QiMurray, Nadal reach third round at WimbledonWawrinka shocked by Medvedev, Murray and Nadal through to second round at WimbledonMost PopularHighlightsChina wins Snooker World Cup after dramatic comebackChinese teams give fans a scare at Snooker World CupDing Junhui: This year, Im doing goodWhats HotChina wins Snooker World Cup after dramatic comebackSpecialMegabucks: Chinese footballs hottest winter deals in 2017NBA All Star Weekend review: Five talking pointsCharting Xis efforts to turn Winter Olympics a successNBA all-star weekend: All you need to knowBACK TO THE TOPHOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELWATCHTHISSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperMOBILECopyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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