Chelsea are in a tough battle with Manchester United to sign Romelu Lukaku who will be paying more than double the £28 million they received for Lukaku when they sold him to Everton in 2014. Romelu Lukaku joined the Merseysiders after failing to crack the first team at Chelsea in 2014 for a record fee of £28 million, the highest transfer fee that Everton paid. Since then he has been so impressive in the Premier League.
Lukaku scored a stunning 25 goals in 45 appearances for Everton in all competitions this season and providing 7 assists in the English Premier League. Lukaku is one of the leading goalscorers in the English Premier League this season which alerted the top European clubs. Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, and Manchester United are reported to be interested in signing the Everton striker, but now the race is reduced to a Manchester United Vs Chelsea battle.
The Blues feel they were terribly wrong in offloading the impressive youngster two years ago and they want a reunion desperately as they aim to reconstruct the squad after a disappointing season. Chelsea finished 10th in the English Premier League making it the worst ever Premier League crown defence. Chelsea’s star forward Diego Costa was one of the main reasons behind Chelsea’s poor season who did not find his goalscoring form throughout the season and looked ‘off minded’ in many games.
Chelsea’s incoming manager Antoine Conte is believed to be preferring a double striker formation for which the Blues are in need of a new striker who can play every week and produce what they need the most, GOALS ! Lukaku is ticking all the boxes of requirements at Chelsea and it is reported that Antoine Conte too is very impressed with the player’s work rate and finishing abilities.
Lukaku too has expressed his wish to leave Everton this summer and he hinted that he may prefer a move to Chelsea again as he said he has an ‘unfinished job’ at Stamford Bridge. Also, Lukaku has good words for Manchester United’s most probable manager Jose Mourinho and may prefer working with him if a suitable offer is made. So, it’s literally a Jose Mourinho Vs Chelsea battle.