Manchester United are confident they have deflected Chelsea’s late attempts to hijack Romelu Lukaku’s move to Old Trafford and are set to confirm the transfer that is valued at £100million.
The deal will be worth an initial £75m, plus a further £15m of easily attainable add-ons linked to achievements and appearances.
The Red Devils value Wayne Rooney, who will move the other way as part of the deal, at around £10m, swelling the whole value of the deal on the table to nine figures.
UK Guardian reports that Lukaku has undergone a medical at the UCLA campus in Los Angeles, where he has been on holiday with his friend and future club-mate, Paul Pogba.
United hope to announce the transfer on Saturday, with the player to meet up with his new team-mates as they begin a five-match pre-season tour of the United States on Sunday.