Chelsea were in pole position to sign Romelu Lukaku from Everton, but all that has changed now as Manchester United have had a £75m bid accepted for the former Chelsea man.
With Diego Costa bound for a likely exit this summer, Lukaku was set to be his replacement but Chelsea and Everton couldn’t reach an agreement over a transfer fee, prompting Manchester United to hijack the deal.
Chelsea fans are unhappy with the recent development and have taken to social media to voice their concerns.
Welp. Lukaku to Man Utd. Means Conte is one pissed off man at our once again, proven to be utterly useless board. Fantastic. #CFC
— Kamal Amin (@TheRealKamalio) July 6, 2017
We've missed out on Lukaku to united, are you joking?! #CFC
— Jack S (@Steaders123) July 6, 2017
Thought Lukaku would join us…. wtf are we doing in this transfer market?! #CFC
— Billy⚽ (@Mitchyy96) July 6, 2017
— Damien Davis (@BlueLions4Ever) July 6, 2017
— Lloyd Greenfield (@GreenfieId) July 6, 2017
Though some set of fans don’t appreciate Lukaku coming back to Chelsea:
Thank god Lukaku is going to United 🙌🏼 Let's get Morata now #CFC 🔵
— Jordan Lillywhite (@JordyLillywhite) July 6, 2017
Can't begin to describe how happy I am we aren't paying 75m for Lukaku!
— Kostis S. (@KostisCFC) July 6, 2017