?Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed just how the club were able to sign Romelu Lukaku from Everton ahead of Premier League rivals Chelsea.

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The big Belgian looked for all the world like he was going to return to his old club this summer, but a hugely entertaining few days saw him end up at United after undergoing a medical in LA.

It left Chelsea with egg on their face, and Antonio Conte reportedly furious. The Blues then went on to sign Alvaro Morata, who has hit the ground running at his new club just as well as Lukaku has at Old Trafford.

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Speaking to the ?Telegraph, Mourinho revealed it was sheer spending power that allowed them to conclude the deal. 

He said: “I don’t think it was my influence, no. I think that we paid the money that Everton asked for and we paid the player the wages that his agent asked for and we paid the agents the commission that they asked for. I don’t see another reason.”


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