Manchester United fans brace yourselves because our first rumour of this morning could go down one of two ways. Either you’re going to digest it and ask for more or call absolute bull and stop watching the video. Here goes. Romelu Lukaku. The more transfer savvy of you will be all too aware that United have been linked with an incredible transfer bid for the Everton star this summer, with Louis van Gaal eager to bolster his frontline. Word on the grapevine is that the Toffees will hold out for at least what they paid for him - that’s £28m - but United do have a large transfer kitty to play with, so we’re not going to completely rule out the idea that they would pay that. Moving on it seems Van Gaal is keen to land Real Madrid youngster Raphael Varane, as United have made an enquiry into his availability. The Frenchman is rated at an eye-watering £35m, but might want to move clubs since he’s stuck behind Pepe and Sergio Ramos in the pecking order in the Spanish capital.