Mino Raiola played a vital role in Manchester United’s hijack of Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, according to the Telegraph.
Many believed Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata was Jose Mourinho‘s priority signing in the summer transfer window, however, BBC claim Man United are in pole position to sign Lukaku for around £75million from Everton.
Raiola reportedly started a possible transfer by tipping United off earlier in the week that an agreement may be possible and it seems like United have since upped their pursuit of his client.
Chelsea were expected to take Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge this summer but with negotiations stalling, United seem to have slipped in and stolen the Belgian from under their noses.
United’s close relationship with Raiola seems to have worked in favour of Jose Mourinho and after moving his three of his clients to Old Trafford last summer, (Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan), with Sergio Romero already playing at the club, it seems the bold move pay off for Lukaku.
Failure to land Lukaku after the amount of hours and effort that was put into the potential deal will put renewed pressure on Antonio Conte’s relationship with the Chelsea board.