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Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku seen playing Basketball together in Miami amid transfer speculations

Rohan Talreja
3.62K   //    21 Jul 2016, 21:20 IST
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Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba sweating it out on the basketball court (Courtesy: Mirror)

In the midst of transfer speculations, Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba and Everton striker Romelu Lukaku were pictured playing basketball together while on a vacation in Miami. Pogba has been constantly linked with Premier League club Manchester United and the Red Devils have been reportedly been ready to break the World record fee that was paid by Real Madrid for Gareth Bale (£85 Million) to get the services of the Frenchman. 

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku meanwhile was the top-scorer for the Merseyside club with 18 goals in the 2015/16 Premier League season. The Belgium striker had hinted last season that he was looking to play in the Champions League after Everton had a poor 2015/16 season, there have been rumors floating around that have linked Lukaku with a move away from Goodison Park.  

Both, Manchester United and Everton have replaced their managers and are looking to strengthen their squads for the upcoming season in the English Premier League. Spanish Manager Roberto Martinez was sacked after repeated failures and was replaced by the Dutch manager Ronald Koeman.

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The 53-year-old managed Southampton the last couple of seasons and gave them their highest ever Premier League finish (sixth spot with 63 total points) last time around. Wth the recent funding by Iranian businessman Farhad Mohshiri, Everton will be looking to improve on their performances and strengthen their squad. 

Both, Lukaku and Pogba took part in the recently concluded Euros held in France. Whilst Lukaku failed to make much of an impact as Belgium were knocked out in the quarter-final by Wales, Pogba was a part of the final with France against Portugal.

Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, who had taken over from Louis Van Gaal at Old Trafford is looking to improve the midfield and with the addition of Paul Pogba, Manchester United could become a force to reckon with. 

Romelu Lukaku has been linked with a move back to his former club Chelsea with new manager Antonio Conte making his goals clear by stating "Chelsea belongs in the Champions League and we must stay there," he said, as quoted by BBC. It will be interesting to see if these deals take place before the pre-season begins.  

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