Report: Man Utd  sign “world-class” £325,000-a-week striker

Manchester United are plotting a surprise move to sign Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku in the summer transfer window, according to Italian outlet Calcio Mercato.

Signing a centre-forward appears to be a priority for the Red Devils over the next few months, with a host of different strikers linked with a move to Old Trafford. Although United invested a huge amount of money bringing Rasmus Hojlund to the club last summer, but Erik ten Hag will want competition for places in attack.

Lukaku is no stranger to the red side of Manchester having plied his trade at Old Trafford in the past. The move didn’t work out, but reports claim they are willing to take a risk on him once again.

Man Utd Considering Romelu Lukaku Move

He wants Napoli move

A transfer back to United would certainly be a surprise, but there’s no doubt Chelsea will be looking to offload him this summer. The £325k-a-week earner has barely contributed for the Blues, regularly being sent out on loan. Cashing in would be a smart idea, even if it’s just to get his wages off the books.

United undoubtedly need to bring in a striker before the transfer window closes in August after seeing Anthony Martial’s contract expire. Ten Hag has little cover and competition for Hojlund in attack, and the young striker has a lot of pressure on his shoulders.

Lukaku, capable of producing ‘world-class’ finishes, failed to live up to expectations during his time at Old Trafford previously. It would present a huge risk for the Red Devils, especially considering the wages he’s likely to demand.

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