The Blues had been in pole position to bring Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge for much of the summer but Jose Mourinho appears on the cusp of landing the 24-year-old Belgian.
Reports suggest the Red Devils have agreed a fee of £75million for Lukaku, following speculation that Chelsea were closing in on a £100m move for the Toffees forward.
The Premier League champions were keeping close tabs on Andrea Belotti earlier this summer and supporters are keen for Antonio Conte to step up his interest in the Torino hitman once again.
Torino president Urbano Cairo has stressed more than once, however, that any team wanting to sign Belotti will have to pay his £87million release clause.
United were also believed to be interested in Belotti but have turned their attention away from the Italian and Alvaro Morata.
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Here’s how some Chelsea fans reacted to rumours of United’s deal for Lukaku…
😁 we dodged a bullet today Chelsea 🙆🏽♂️ now let's bag Belotti and Morata
— V10 (@Vivid_Don_V) July 6, 2017
Would have been happy with Lukaku but always been drawn more to other targets personally (BELOTTI!!!!)
— David Berry (@DavidBezza) July 6, 2017
Forget Lukaku Chelsea better be making moves for Belotti.
— Claude Makelélé (@KantesDad) July 6, 2017
Folks, we'll just get Belotti. Way better than Lukaku and actually has a first touch
— Belotti fan (@ThyKingdomScum) July 6, 2017
Now that the Lukaku saga is over, Chelsea must go all for Belotti
— Abdus Samad عبدالصمد (@AkhAbdi) July 6, 2017
Only things is i don't wanted to see Lukaku playing for United …. now its time to go for Belotti #CFC
— i आलु (@AbAnil11) July 6, 2017
Chelsea could still sign Belotti who is better than Lukaku so whys everyone going mad?
— Fāz (@FazLFC1) July 6, 2017