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Manchester United chase Everton's Romelu Lukaku - reports

Manchester United are considering a move for Everton forward Romelu Lukaku as they look to reinvigorate their striking department.

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Manchester United and Louis van Gaal could make a move for Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, after the player's agent, Mino Raiola, made it clear that he would not be staying long in Merseyside, saying that under his watch the player would never have joined Everton.

Lukaku has previously expressed a desire to play Champions League football, and would be a credible, strong, quick and competent finisher to play alongside the waning but senior Wayne Rooney, who retains a place due to lack of competition, and his captaincy.

Lukaku cost Everton £28 million after he was unable to breakthrough at Chelsea a few years ago, and the club would want a fee at least as high as that.

At 22, he would represent a great deal of potential to be realised, with his attitude questioned less of late than it had been at Chelsea, where he appeared to resent the challenge to become a first-choice striker. Last season he scored 20 goals, slightly inflated by eight goals in the Europa League, but has scored 25 league goals in two seasons for Everton.