Gary Lineker sends message to Chelsea fans about Romelu Lukaku

The Match Of The Day host tells Chelsea to forget about making a new bid to sign Romelu Lukaku

Spurs legend Gary Lineker Photo: Gary Lineker / Instagram

Gary Lineker insists Chelsea would be wasting their time bidding for Romelu Lukaku if the striker has his heart set on a move to Manchester United.

The Belgium international is being heavily linked with a move to the Red Devils despite being tipped to return to his former employers Chelsea this summer.

Indeed, Manchester United are thought to have capitalised on the Premier League champions’ inability to get a deal over the line to seize control of the race to sign Lukaku.

The Red Devils have discarded the prospect of signing Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata and are focusing their efforts on recruiting the proven Premier League goal-scorer.

According to the latest reports in the British media, Manchester United are set to agree a £75m deal with Everton for the 24-year-old’s transfer this summer.

And Match Of The Day host Lineker doesn’t believe Chelsea should consider a new offer for Lukaku with the striker reportedly favouring a move to Old Trafford.

Lineker wrote on Twitter: “No point bidding for someone who wants to go elsewhere. If Lukaku wants to go to Chelsea, he will.”

The Belgian striker scored 25 times in 36 games in the Premier League last season.

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