Chelsea table €38m bid for Roma defender, include Lukaku in offer

Chelsea table €38m bid for Roma defender, include Lukaku in offer

Mehdi Benatia

According to reports in TMW, Chelsea have tabled a whopping €38m bid for AS Roma defender Mehdi Benatia including young striker Romelu Lukaku in the deal. The story claims that the Giallorossi have received a bid with the club’s Director of Football Walter Sabatini to shed light on the matter in the coming days.

Mehdi BenatiaWe had earlier reported that Chelsea were seeking the possibility to sign the 27 year old who has enjoyed a superb season for Rudi Garcia’s side in the recently concluded Serie A campaign.

The player however had himself admitted of his desire to play for Spanish Giants Barcelona claiming, “It is the dream for every footballer to play for the Camp Nou side.”

It is believed that Manchester United are also interested in the Wolves’ defender who, in the prime of his career will seek a chance to play one of the European giants who have realistic expectations in the next season’s Champions League.

The inclusion of Romelu Lukaku certainly denoted that Jose Mourinho is desperate to get rid of the young Belgian striker who has enjoyed yet another prolific season on loan, this time at Everton scoring 15 goals and mustering six assists in 31 appearances for the Toffees in the league. 

We had earlier reported that German club Borussia Dortmund were interested in Lukaku, Jurgen Klopp’s side seeking every possibility to find the right striker to replace the outgoing Robert Lewandowski, the Pole who is one his way to Bayern Munich in the summer.

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  1. Chelsea club must give Lukaku chance to play all next season 2014-2015,

  2. Thats a good deal swap ,lukaku is surplus for eagerly waiting to see that deal happening.

  3. the deal is okay, atleast chelsea will have a Good defender full of intercept and trackling and Good influence, am very happy for this deal to happen, as far as Diego costa & fernando torres dey’ happen nothing…chelsea carry-go

  4. Mourinho as been the most boring, controversial & annoying human have ever seen. He would destroy chelsea before he leaves again. How on earth will he sell a player deem to be better than drogba in years to come. He has never given any youngster a chance even from his first stint at chelsea. Like it or not Mourinho is not the right man for the philosophy of modern football we want to play deploy. He has sold our best creative player in Mata, sold Luiz to PSG, preparing to sell Oscar or probably Hazard & chelsea will become boring. C’mon Abramovich axe mourinho before he destroy our team, football nowadays is not about power is about flair & not mass defending

  5. What chelsea gonna do with another defender..?what happen to Zuma or Kalas even Omeruo..?we need Lampard replacement and one attacker plus left back..chikina..Torres,Coasta and Lukaku..beni!CHELSEA we dey

  6. Chelseafc should give lukaku a chance to play for the club, just a season. His is a good player, none of the strikers could score the number of goals he scored at west brom and everton. Pls

  7. Chelsea mou should go for more mid fider and jst one attecker and liv lukaku wit coster includin lavizzi wit dose play we will beat any team

  8. I hate Morinho. he is destroying my club slowly.@1st it was Mata,Luiz and now its Lakaku, I wonder who is next. This Morinho guy is sooo big headed and he does not want to listen to any1. How d you justify trading in a Striker for a defender when you know very well that we are in need of a Quality striker? which i blv when given a chance Lakaku can be a world class. We have loaned players all over, I still blv that we do have capable defenders. I would sooo love to see his recommendations n his annual report…..!! Guys i think this man (Morinho) has over stayed his welcome

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