Manchester United agree fee for Lukaku

Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic takes a selfie with Eric Bailly and the tophy

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United were keen to get a deal done but Madrid frustrated them with their hardball tactics.

The money that the club have paid to Everton fully illustrates the expectations on the shoulders of the 24-year-old, who finished runner-up in last season's Golden Boot race.

"There was not a new contract". He made the challenge for himself to keep playing at the highest level. At 34, they (ok, we) said he couldn't do it - he was too old to succeed in the Premier League.

"I don't like to speak about players who aren't ours, because Morata is not our player".

And as Arsenal fans are understandably excited with the signing, Mourinho isn't anxious about his rivals latest recruit.

Ibrahimovic is set to be out until the New Year after sustaining serious knee ligament damage playing for United in April.

Lindelof, 22, was Jose Mourinho's first signing of the summer and has since been followed through the Old Trafford door by Everton's Romelu Lukaku for £75m.

Nemanja rose to fame in the Premier League under the management of Mourinho.

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However, his competitive nature and unfinished business in Manchester will mean he will more than likely sign another short-term deal to play for Jose Mourinho once more, after announcing on his Instagram page there will be a "big announcement" regarding his future.

His first window saw giants Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba join the club, with the acquisition of the diminutive Henrikh Mkhitaryan an exception.

"We don't have our door closed, we are not happy with just Lukaku and Lindelof", Mourinho told reporters. "But we need one more to give us more options".

"We had a great striker like Romelu scoring 25 goals last season, but we needed more players with more productivity", said Koeman.

"I do not criticise Madrid and I am not going to criticise my board because my board has made the offer".

"We wanted four, so I would say 50% of the job is done". It would be similar to when Mourinho brought veteran Didier Drogba back to Chelsea to back up Diego Costa for the 2014/15 campaign.

Mourinho was also asked to compare Lukaku with one of the best players he's worked with - Chelsea legend Didier Drogba. He's always kept his feet on the ground and kept working.

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