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Man Utd information: Chelsea lead Romelu Lukaku switch race – Juan Mata deal could possibly be key

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Manchester United ahead Lukaku is supposedly considering whether or not to stop Outdated Trafford amid his unhappiness with Jose Mourinho.

The Belgian, who rejected Chelsea to signal for the Purple Devils from Everton in the summertime of 2017, has endured a nightmare season at Outdated Trafford up to now.

Lukaku has scored simply 5 objectives for Manchester United this time period – with only one in his final 12 outings. For a participant who price £75million over a 12 months in the past, that may be a poor return.

And Coral have named Chelsea because the workforce likeliest to lure Lukaku away when the switch window reopens in January, with the Blues favourites at 4-1.

Additionally they imagine that, whereas a transfer can be unlikely, historical past suggests it could occur.

Chelsea offered Juan Mata to United in the summertime of 2013 in a deal that despatched shockwaves round English soccer.

“[Maurizio] Sarri has made no secret of his want to signal a striker and with Lukaku showing to be starting to engineer a transfer away it may nicely be an ideal match,” mentioned Coral’s Harry Aitkenhead.

“We have slashed the percentages on it occurring this January.

“It might appear unlikely that United would promote to Chelsea at such a time within the season however we have seen the golf equipment do enterprise earlier than on this window, again when Juan Mata moved north from London, so you can’t rule it out.”

Juventus are priced at 5-1 to signal Lukaku with PSG then at 8-1.

Roma are outsiders at 10-1 with Actual Madrid, Inter Milan and Arsenal at 16-1, 20-1 and 33-1 respectively.

In the meantime, Lukaku’s poor type has been criticised by former Premier League defender Martin Keown.

“For me, Lukaku simply watches the sport,” Keown mentioned.

“Sure, he was efficient in United’s second aim [against Arsenal on Wednesday] after coming off the bench however I don’t see him make runs into the channels.

“I’ve mentioned earlier than that he must play much less like a pussy cat and extra like a tiger.”

Lukaku may function when United face Fulham of their Premier League showdown in the present day (3pm).

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