Chelsea may want to bring back one of their former strikers, but if Antonio Conte and the Blues want to do so the club will have to fork up a lot of cash in the process.
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With the Diego Costa situation taking a drastic turn for the worse, the Blues will likely have to find themselves a new striker new season, and one name continues to be at the top of the Premier League champion’s wish list; Romelu Lukaku.
Although Lukaku has made his desires to leave Goodison Park known, Everton won’t let their prized possession go easily.
Goal is reporting that the Toffees are asking for roughly $130 million for the Belgian goalscorer, following the 24-year-old’s most recent 25-goal campaign.
Lukaku recently stated that he knows where he’ll play next season while on international duty with Belgium, and while Chelsea seem the clear favorites to re-acquire the attacking threat, other PL teams could be in play too.
With Costa likely to be shown the door at some point this summer, that leaves Chelsea with Michy Batshuayi as the team’s only true striker heading into next season. Therefore, a move for Lukaku or another striker is surely coming.
Meanwhile, Manchester United is another team that could surely be in the running to poach Lukaku as Zlatan Ibrahimovic‘s future at Old Trafford appears to be coming to a close. The Red Devils appear unlikely to re-sign the Swede after he tore his ACL towards the end of the 2016/17 campaign.Follow @MattReedFutbol