Deal closed: Chelsea move for £75m powerful striker leaked

Romelu Lukaku wanted a move to Chelsea but it was his agent that brokered the deal that made him join Man United, which made him unhappy at that time, reports the Metro.

Lukaku joined Man United from Everton in the penultimate summer on a £75 million deal and he has been the main striker of the Red Devils ever since.

The Belgian had joined Chelsea from Anderlecht in the summer of 2011 but after failing to stake a claim in the first team, he was sent on two loan spells and West Brom and Everton. He eventually joined Everton on a permanent deal and established himself as a top class forward.

Before joining Man United, it was believed that Chelsea would take back the striker. Alas, Mourinho won the race for his signature.

As claimed by Duncan Castles in the Metro’s report, Lukaku was displeased with Mino Raiola, who failed to have extensive talks with Chelsea’s representative over his potential move to Stamford Bridge.

‘Lukaku basically got fed up with Raiola, the way he handled him,’ said Castles.

‘I’m told there was a misunderstanding of his move away from Everton, in that Lukaku thought that Raiola was conducting negotiations with Marina Granovskaia to do that deal. ‘When in fact discussions were principally with Conte, who obviously wanted to bring Lukaku to the club.’