£100m striker’s father tells the Man Utd target which club he should join

Manchester United and Chelsea have both suffered blows in the race to sign Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, with the player’s father instructing him to snub both clubs.

The Belgian forward is one of this summer’s most in-demand players, having narrowly missed out on the Premier League golden boot last season despite netting 25 times.

He has leapt to the top of Jose Mourinho’s wish list after Antoine Griezmann opted to remain at Atletico Madrid, while Antonio Conte is a big fan.

But the Manchester Evening News report that Lukaku’s father, Roger, wants him to ignore the overtures from the Premier League and move abroad instead.

The £100m-rated striker’s dad has been alerted to new interest from Bayern Munich and is very receptive to a move to the Allianz Arena this summer.

Lukaku averaged a goal every 130 minutes in the Premier League last season, while he also laid on six assists as Everton finished in seventh place, qualifying for the Europa League.

He is desperate to test himself in the Champions League, though, and looks certain to move to a European giant when the transfer window opens.

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