So it's pretty clear now, Romelu Lukaku will leave Everton before the beginning of the 2017-18 season.
Everton had all their contract cards on the table - £90m buyout clause, £140,000 per week and a five-year term. It was on Romelu Lukaku and his super star agent Mino Raiola to decide what they want to do, and they decided they wanted out.
The Toffees had made it clear to all buyers that he was valued at £100m and that the Blues would not be taking any less. Chelsea seemed to be in the pole position for his signature for the longest time, but it looks like Manchester United pipped them to the post.