Manchester United have a 6% sell-on clause on Romelu Lukaku, according to reports in the Italian media.
Chelsea are said to be prepared to pay €130m (£110m) for the Belgian international, who left Old Trafford for Inter Milan two years ago, which means the Red Devils are expected to receive around £6.6m if the transfer is finalised.
While not an astronomical amount, supporters on Twitter are hopeful that the money could be put towards signing a central midfielder before the transfer window closes at the end of August:
— Balkan Boy (@CR7STIANOOOO) August 5, 2021
Last hope to buy a CDM ?
— Neil Adam (@NeilAdamMomin) August 5, 2021
6% is that it
— Danny (@ITS_MR_D) August 5, 2021
Use it for Neves
— Javad??? (@United_Javad) August 5, 2021
— David Hegarty (@DavidHe97980461) August 5, 2021
This will be an advantage for the club
— HJ (@hands85919793) August 5, 2021
This is the only funds we’re getting from players sales ?
— Ishraq ? (@ishraqislamUTD) August 5, 2021
Oh my CONTE…
YOU ARE A LEGEND MAN
We are getting 130*6% = close to 8m fellas…
Trippier where are you??
— Yes x (@DCMUFCIN1) August 5, 2021
Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez and Wolves’ Ruben Neves are said to be the two likeliest signings were United to go back into the transfer market, although there has been talk that funds could be invested in snapping up Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid instead.
Wherever the money goes, it seems like it will be put to good use. The Manchester club have had a good summer so far, bringing in both Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane.