Chelsea’s £40m-Rated Attacker Heading To North London?

By on April 14, 2014

As we approach the business end of the season clubs are starting to make plans for the summer transfer market so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Arsenal have joined Spurs in the race for Romelu Lukaku.

Romelu Lukaku

Arsenal are ready to go head-to-head with north London rivals Tottenham over the signing of £40m-rated Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku, according to the Daily Mail.

The Belgian ace moved to Chelsea from Anderlecht in 2011 but found first team football hard to come by and has spent the last two seasons out on loan. The 20-year-old scored 17 goals in 35 games for West Brom in 2012/13 and has 13 goals in 25 appearances for Everton so far this season.

However, despite his impressive form in the Premier League, it appears Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is still going to allow him to leave this summer to help fund his move for Diego Costa and two of North London’s finest are ready to offer him a new home.

The Daily Mail claim that Lukaku knows his days at Stamford Bridge are numbered and agents have now ‘sounded out’ Arsenal and Tottenham with the pair ready to battle-it-out over the Belgian international’s signature at the end of the season.

No doubt Chelsea would prefer not to sell to a direct rival and the newspaper suggests they have slapped a £40m price-tag on the players head following the interest from their domestic rivals, but Mourinho has shown in the recent past with the sale of Juan Mata to Manchester United that if the price is right, he’s not afraid to strengthen a direct competitor.

With Everton highly unlikely to be able to afford Lukaku’s transfer fee, it leaves the North London duo in the driving seat should the powerful front-man want to remain in the Premier League.

Arsenal are expected to be in the market for at least one striker this summer with the club currently heavily reliant on Olivier Giroud up front and a player of Lukaku’s quality would certainly strengthen their attacking strike-force next season.

Spurs are also primed for an important summer with a new manager likely to come in and Lukaku would be a nice welcoming present if chairman Daniel Levy was able to pull it off.

It remains to be seen whether either club would be prepared to meet Chelsea’s supposed asking price but Blues fans may be left scratching their heads next season if they have to watch on as Lukaku bangs the goals in for one of their close rivals after never really being given a fair chance to succeed at the Bridge.

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Would Arsenal and Spurs fans like to see Lukaku arrive? Do Chelsea fans think he deserves a chance at their club? Share your views below.

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12 Comments

  1. fatboy gooney

    April 14, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    40mil for lukaku?

    Hahaha… got any more jokes?

  2. bazza

    April 14, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    Decent player but I can’t see him going anywhere for anything like that kind of money

  3. Caz

    April 14, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    £20m, £25M, £30M, £35M and now £40M? Did this journo get his degree in a lucky bag?? Rom will cost Everton £19M and no more..watch this space.

  4. Emmanuel

    April 14, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    It is good for chelsea to have Lukaku and Costa to be at next season

  5. Emmanuel

    April 14, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    It is good for chelsea to have Lukaku and Costa to be at chelsea up fort next season

  6. cadman

    April 14, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    we should keep that lad b’cos he has a lot to offer us next season.we also need costa

  7. casmir chinedu

    April 14, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    We need lukaku please let torress and eto go bt we need lukaku he hve what we want nw please

  8. nzubechukwu

    April 14, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Lukaku is a play for chelsea

  9. Yahayabello

    April 14, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    Rom is not worth notn les dan £15 mil

  10. Al Boy

    April 15, 2014 at 9:08 am

    So much is wrong with this story.
    Firstly it’s the mail so it will be 100% made up.
    Secondly he’s not worth anywhere near £40 million.
    Thirdly Spurs and chelsea don’t do business period.
    The animosity between them is well know, and its not surprising when you look at the history of Abramovich and Tottenham.
    I wouldn’t want anything to do with a man who constantly tries to my destabilise my own business.

  11. Richardino

    April 15, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Selling Lukaku will be a great misþake chelsea and Morinho will do again this time around . We have made such mistake in the case of Daniel Sturidge and now see the problem he and Suarez are causing in the EPL . Please don’t sell Lukaku , rather buy Diego Coasta and pairing him and Lukaku will make us to always conquer the EPL and other ligue as well !!!!

  12. tony

    April 16, 2014 at 10:46 am

    HOW CAN A PLAYER WHO CANT GET IN HIS TEAM AND HAS BEEN LOANED OUT BE WORTH 40MIL?HES PROVEN HES QUALITY AT A HIGH LEVEL.MAYBE 15 -20 MAX IS HIS VALUE.SPURS NEED HIM URGENTLY.THEY HAVE BEEN HANDICAPPED FOR TOO LONG WITH WEAK ATTACK,AND PLAYERS WITH OBVIOUS WEAKNESSES THAT HAVE NOT BEEN CORRECTED BY SO CALLED TRAINERS.

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