Romelu Lukaku Keen To Prove Himself At Stamford Bridge
Everton and Belgium Striker, Romelu Lukaku, seems keen to return to Chelsea, 2 years after he left the London-based club.
Lukaku wants to complete some “unfinished business,” according to The Sun. The 23-year-old is believed to have told his friends and family that he still wants to prove himself to the club that was reluctant to keep hold of him.
Towards the end of last season, Lukaku made his intentions of leaving the Toffees very clear. However, Everton put a £75 million price tag on the Belgian attacker, scaring off most of the clubs looking for Romelu’s signature.
Lukaku left the Blues back in 2014, for a fee of £28 million, signing a five-year deal with the Toffees. He has certainly lived up to his price tag, scoring 25 goals in his 46 appearances for Everton last season.
However, the striker did run into a dry spell during the last 10 matches of the 2015/16 season – a lapse in form that saw Roberto Martinez get sacked as manager.
Ronald Koeman, Everton’s new manager, is believed to be preparing for life without the Belgian youngster, as he has already begun inquiring about the availability of other Premier League strikers.
The Dutch manager is looking to bring Stoke City’s Marko Arnautovic to the Merseyside club. The deal looks very likely to happen, as Marko is already in the final year of his current contract, with negotiations over a new contract failing to yield a result. Stoke City would, therefore, have to cash in on Arnautovic, or face having to let him leave the club on a free transfer next summer.
Romelu Lukaku is currently on holiday, after he represented his nation in the Euro 2016 competition. Belgium crashed out of the tournament after their 3-1 loss to a brilliant Welsh side.
Chelsea have already signed Lukaku’s Belgium teammate, Michy Batshuayi, and will be looking to reunite the two attackers in the coming weeks.
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