Tottenham Hotspur have held talks with the agent of Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku in a bid to bring the Belgian to White Hart Lane in the summer.
The 20-year-old has had a decent loan spellwith Everton this season, but still looks to be on his way out Stamford Bridge this summer. Despite a dearth of striking options, it is believed that Jose Mourinho isn’t willing to bring back Lukaku to Stamford Bridge for next season.
The Belgian has scored 12 goals for Everton this season and, according to the Daily Telegraph, Spurs are willing to match Chelsea’s £25m asking price for the striker.
Lukaku’s representative, Christophe Henrotay, told Belgian newspaper ‘Het Nieuwsblad’ (relayed by talkSPORT):
“I’m looking for a club for Romelu. And yes, I’ve talked to Daniel Levy once, but that doesn’t mean Romelu will definitely join Spurs. That’s not a talking point at this moment.”
Daily Telegraph Football News Correspondent Matt Law also confirmed the news on Twitter:
— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) April 3, 2014
Henrotay also said that there is a select market who could afford his client,
“There aren’t 20 teams that can afford to buy Romelu,” he said, “He won’t go from Everton to, let’s say, Swansea. There’s also a difference between Everton that plays against relegation and an Everton that fights for European football.”
What do you think? Will Chelsea regret losing Lukaku? Would he be good for Spurs? Let me know in the comments below…