Spurs Planning ‘Serious Bid’ For Chelsea’s £25m-Rated Attacker
Tottenham will make a serious play to try and sign £25m-rated Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku at the end of the season after making him their No.1 striker target
The January transfer window may have slammed shut but clubs will still be working hard behind the scenes at identifying targets for the summer, so we’ll bring you all the latest news, gossip and rumours. Today, Tottenham eye Romelu Lukaku.
Tottenham will make a serious play to try and sign £25m-rated Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku at the end of the season after making him their No.1 striker target, according to the Telegraph.
Lukaku joined Chelsea from Anderlecht for £17m in 2011 but has spent much of his time on loan over the past three years. He enjoyed a hugely successful season at West Brom in 2012/13, where he scored 17 Premier League goals in 35 appearances, and the 20-year-old is currently continuing that fine form on-loan at Everton and already has 11 goals in 22 games so far this campaign.
The player will return to Stamford Bridge in the summer before his future is decided but he will be reluctant to sit on the bench at Chelsea next year and understandably there are several clubs queuing up for his signature.
The Telegraph claim Tottenham failed with an audacious swap deal involving Emmanuel Adebayor last summer but will return with a ‘serious bid’ this summer after making Lukaku their No.1 striker target as the north Londoners look to bring in a new frontman at the end of the season.
Everton are also keen to make their loan move permanent but will struggle to meet Chelsea’s £25m asking price, although things could change is the West Londoners make their interest in Ross Barkley official, in which case a swap deal could be on the cards.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has all-but confirmed he’ll bring in a world class striker this summer so it looks like first team football might be hard to come by for Lukaku at the Bridge next season. The Belgian international has just over two-years left on his current contract, so the Blues will have to decide whether to cash in now or risk losing him on the cheap 12 months down the line.
Mourinho has already shown in the cases of Kevin de Bryne and Juan Mata that he’s prepared to let unsettled players leave, so Lukaku could join the duo in heading out the exit door on a permanent basis this summer.
A move to Spurs would be a tempting proposition for the Belgian as he’d get to remain in the Premier League and compete in Europe. However, it’s likely Tottenham won’t be the only big club interested in his signature and Chelsea would surely prefer to sell him abroad rather than to a domestic rival.
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