Chelsea was never the first choice for Lukaku: expert claims

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The Match Of The Day host rejects the suggestion Romelu Lukaku would consider moving to Man United if Chelsea was still his first-choice destination.

The Belgium international is set to move to Manchester United despite Chelsea being touted as favourites to re-sign the 24-year-old throughout most of the summer.

According to The Independent, senior Chelsea figures are still adamant that Lukaku would prefer a move to west London despite the Everton striker closing in on a switch to Manchester United.

The powerful striker has even been training with Manchester United record signing Paul Pogba in Los Angeles as the Red Devils prepare to jet out to the Californian city at the weekend.

However, Match Of The Day host Lineker has rejected the suggestion that Lukaku would entertain the idea of moving to Manchester United if his heart was set on a return to the Premier League champions.

Lineker said: “If Lukaku’s first choice was Chelsea, he would go to Chelsea. I suspect it’s not.”

Lukaku scored 25 times in 36 games in the Premier League last season to finish behind Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane in the race to win the golden boot.

United have made it official that they have agreed a fee for Lukaku with Everton. Pending a medical and personal terms. However, the star was seen telling his mate Pogba about his transfer in a twitter video.

Chelsea were favoured as the preferred club for Lukaku. However, it seems Chelsea lost out to Manchester United in a bidding war for the Belgium forward. Lukaku will hop on the flight for United States where Manchester United will play some games.


  1. So it is even then if Lukaku goes to man u, because he was not also the first Choice of the Coach. He was just an alternative incase he did not get who he really wanted. It is delay of the Board that make Conte frustrated.

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