Everton striker Romelu Lukaku is poised to dominate the headlines this summer, with a move looking very likely now that he’s rejected the opportunity to sign a new contract at Goodison Park.
The 24-goal Belgian looked set to win the Golden Boot this season before Harry Kane upset the cart on Thursday. Yet he’s proven that he’s one of the Premier League’s best, and now wants to compete in the Champions League.
The forward has been linked with a return to former club Chelsea, and according to widespread reports, has told friends that he has unfinished business at Stamford Bridge. However, Manchester United are said to be preparing to wage a transfer war with the Blues over the Toffees hotshot.
Everton are already resigned to the fact that they could lose their most potent source of offence, and are demanding nothing less than £70m, having bought him for £28m from the London side back in 2014.
Chelsea are said to be willing to fork out the amount, despite already having Lukaku on their books, but Everton won’t listen to any sort of deal unless Chelsea prodigy Tammy Abraham is involved, per the Mail.
The 19-year-old forward has scored 26 goals away on loan at Bristol this season, and is rather cold-blooded in front of goal. He has little Premier League experience, however.
Whether or not he will be able to fill Lukaku’s boots at Everton is something only time can tell. And it’s also left to be seen whether the Blues would be willing to let him leave, only to potentially buy him back for nearly three times the price later on.
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