LONDON: Manchester United have reportedly agreed the £75m purchase of Everton striker Romelu Lukaku.

The 24-year-old appeared set to rejoin former club Chelsea this summer but it is understood he is now on the verge of linking up with the manager that sold him in 2014.

United boss Jose Mourinho has been desperate to bring in a striker this summer and a move for Lukaku is now close, having agreed a fee in the region of £75million with Everton.

The Belgium international has been pursued quietly for months and is said to have been the club’s main target, with Chelsea’s interest helping to cover that up.

It has been reported by local media that United have ended their interest in Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata with the club hoping to complete the Lukaku purchase before heading to the United States on their pre-season tour on Sunday.