Manchester United transfer rumours and news: £65m for Romelu Lukaku plus a James Rodriguez bid

The latest stories surrounding Old Trafford 

Manchester United must pay a whopping £65m if they are serious about signing Everton striker Romelu Lukaku. The 22-year-old has proved himself a consistent scorer in the Premier League since moving to Goodison Park on loan and then eventually for £28m. PSG, Manchester City and even his former club Chelsea are all interested in the Belgium international, however Everton hope the huge valuation will put them off. 

A bid has been made for Real Madrid forward James Rodriguez, according to Sport.es. Manchester United have made a habit of looking to the Bernabeu when it comes to signings, bringing in Angel Di Maria, trying to sign Sergio Ramos and being linked with Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo. It seems only natural then that talk of a deal involving Colombian star Rodriguez has surfaced. 

One person who won't be coming to Old Trafford it seems is Usain Bolt. The sprint-king super-Manchester-United-fan has always flirted with the idea of changing his running shoes for football boots and claimed he could play for his favourite club. However, he's not interested in the outlandish prospect while Louis van Gaal is in charge. “I think I would be pretty good because I am fit, I am quick, I can control the ball and I understand all of the play," he said at the Jamaican Sportsman of the Year awards. "Well, looking at how Van Gaal is, I don't think I would ever want to be coached by him so I think I will put that on pause until we get a new coach."

Despite the fact he's been sidelined with a dislocated shoulder for the past few months, Schalke are keen to sign Marcos Rojo, according to Bild. They report that the Bundesliga side's own injury problems have forced them to seek reinforcements and the Argentina international is among those being considered. It's not quite clear when Rojo will be fit to return to action.

 

 

Marouane Fellaini has been linked with an exit from Old Trafford, with the Independent reporting earlier this month that Manchester United had rejected a loan bid from AC Milan. Reports elsewhere today suggest that the combative midfielder and aerial focal point could still be bound for the Serie A club, but in a permanent deal. It's claimed Manchester United could do business if their £20m valuation on the player they signed in 2013 for £27.5m is met.

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