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Round-up: Manchester United linked with Romelu Lukaku and Victor Lindelof

Manchester United could sign Everton's Romelu Lukaku and Benfica's Victor Lindelof this summer, Marcos Rojo is a lucky boy, and United missed their flight ahead of their game against Rostov.

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Everton v Manchester United - Premier League
£70 million, please.
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Romelu Lukaku has rejected Everton's latest contract offer and looks set to leave. According to the Mirror, Chelsea are favourites to re-sign the player, but it mentions Manchester United as potential suitors. Given Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney appear more likely to leave than stay, Lukaku would probably interest Jose Mourinho if he becomes available.

In the Telegraph, there's a blog about Paul Pogba looking like more than anything, he needs a rest. Lots of people will point out that he had an extended summer holiday after the European Championships, but football is so demanding that anything less than the perfect preparation seems to be disruptive to the modern player.

Marcos Rojo is extremely lucky, having got away with what looked like a deliberate stamp on Eden Hazard on Monday night. He'll face no charges from either police or the FA.

Tyrone Mings has tweeted 'LOL' in response to the news. I think he should be banned for five seasons for insolence.

Mourinho was hacked off as United's flight back from London to Manchester was delayed. United play against Rostov on Thursday in the home leg of the Europa League, so any disruption eats into recovery and preparation time for the match. Eric Bailly didn't feature against Chelsea, so we can hope he is brought back soon, and Henrikh Mkhitaryan should be fresh after an early withdrawal.

And lastly, this story claims that United are still interested in Victor Lindelof of Benfica. There's clearly a need to replace about 3/5ths of the United backline this summer, and it could be more if the rumours about David de Gea's departure are correct.