- Chelsea had a £57million bid for Romelu Lukaku who had been rejected by Everton, but are assured of closing a deal to re-sign him in this summer.
- The 2 clubs are negotiating over a fee, with the Toffees holding out for a club-record of £75million.
- But they have finally accepted the 23-year-old prolific striker who is set to rejoin the club they bought him off 2 years ago.
Chelsea’s bid for Lukaku is quite double the £28millon they received for him when he moved to Goodison Park in 2014.
Meanwhile, chelsea manager,Antonio Conte has already secured one Belgium international striker, Michy Batshuayi from Marseille for £33m this summer and remains confident of keeping Spain striker, Diego Costa, despite continued interest from his former Atletico Madrid club.
The fee Everton are demanding would be simply short of the £78million deal that saw Napoli prolific striker, Gonzalo Higuain who will be 29 in December 10, move from Napoli to fellow Italian Serie A side, Juventus this week.
It would be another big payday for super agent, Mino Raiola, who is ready to receive a 20 million euro payment once the 100 million euro transfer of Paul Pogba from Juventus to Manchester United is confirmed.
However, Lukaku was one of the best goal scorers in English football last season, scoring 25 goals in all club competitions.
He has been desperate for some time now to return to Chelsea.
Mirror Sports noted that least one other Premier League side eager on signing him this summer has already been told that he has his heart set on the club he first joined from Anderlecht in his homeland for fee of £11million in August, 2011.
Lukaku was on the Londoners’ books for 3 seasons, but spent the 2012/13 and 2013/14 campaigns out on loan at first from West Brom to Everton. He only started once in the Premier League for the Stamford Bridge side, and never scored for them in 15 appearances.