By Lyall Thomas
Last Updated: 08/07/17 10:13am
Paul Pogba has congratulated his imminent new team-mate Romelu Lukaku ahead of his move to Manchester United.
United midfielder Pogba has been holidaying with Lukaku in Los Angeles, where the Belgium striker is expected to undergo a medical and complete personal terms ahead of United’s US tour.
Pogba filmed his “welcome” message to Lukaku on Instagram on Saturday, saying “see you tomorrow in training”, after Manchester United confirmed earlier in the day that they had agreed a deal for the 24-year-old striker.
Speaking in French, Lukaku says “it was work, we’ve sorted it, we’ve got a meeting tomorrow”. Pogba replies “what did you say?” Lukaku replies “a meeting tomorrow, can you believe it?” Pogba shouts “yes sir!”
Sky Sports News HQ understands United will pay £75m up-front plus £15m of add-ons and Wayne Rooney will move to Goodison Park in the opposite direction.
And United have indicated they have got their man despite Sky sources claiming a late intervention from Chelsea on Friday night, in which they had told Everton they will match United’s offer.
Pogba and Lukaku have been training together at UCLA and they share the same agent, Mino Raiola.
And, as far as Chelsea are concerned, Raiola’s strong relationship with United and Jose Mourinho has landed them a player the Blues considered to be a top target themselves.