Chelsea hoping to wrap up deal to sign top 24-year-old striker – report
Chelsea are hoping to complete the signing of Romelu Lukaku from Everton after the striker gets back from his holiday, say reports
Chelsea are set to complete the signing of Romelu Lukaku from Everton when the striker returns from his summer holiday, according to reports in the British media.
The Daily Express is claiming that Chelsea already have an offer of £70m for the Belgian forward on the table, but that Everton are likely to demand at least £10m more for the forward.
The Blues have been heavily linked with a bid to bring Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge this summer, three years after they sold him to Everton.
The Merseyside outfit are believed to want more than the £70m on offer for the 24-year-old forward – and the article in the Daily Express claims that a move is likely to go through when Lukaku gets back from his summer break.
Lukaku has earned a reputation as one of the Premier League’s top players since moving to Everton from Chelsea back in 2014.
The striker was one of the division’s top attacking players last term and scored 25 goals and made six assists in 37 games for Everton.
Chelsea are preparing for a return to the Champions League next season after their title triumph in Antonio Conte’s first campaign at the club.
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