Everton talisman Romelu Lukaku is on the road to become one of the greats that the Premier League has produced. Currently the league’s top scorer, Lukaku is on the radar of a couple of English heavyweights, including Chelsea and Manchester United.
However, the striker has made it evident that he is yearning a return to Stamford Bridge next season. The Belgian international has apparently made it clear to his agent, Mino Raiola, that if he has a choice, he would prefer to join Chelsea over Manchester United.
According to The Sun, Everton striker is wanted at Old Trafford in a £170m double swoop along with Antoine Griezmann. United are willing to pay Lukaku a £200,000-a-week salary. But the forward has made it clear that he’s willing to accept a lower wage in order to fulfill his dream of returning to the Bridge.
Mourinho had sold Lukaku to Everton in the summer of 2014 for £28m during his tenure with The Blues. The striker had even shared his disappointment with some of his close friends after the Portuguese’s decision.
Romelu Lukaku is said to be fully aware of Antonio Conte’s interest in him, and the player’s preference to shun United would have undoubtedly made the Italian happy.
Conte had tried to sign the Belgian last summer, but failed, as Everton rejected their £68m offer. But with Diego Costa now preparing for a move to China, the Blues are lining up an improved £70 million offer for the 23-year-old this time around.
The Belgian’s mum, Adolphine, has advised her son to follow his heart and not put money first. Lukaku, who surely has some unfinished business at Chelsea, has therefore made it clear that his dream is much bigger than money, and would love to play for the Blues again.
Written by Sidharth Jindal