Rumour: Chelsea want to bring back Romelu Lukaku, £75m deal

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Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, 23, has made it clear he wants to leave Goodison Park this summer with former club Chelsea prepared to swoop in a £75m deal.

The Belgian international has reportedly told friends that a return to Stamford Bridge would allow him to prove himself; it was unfinished business which he had to complete. He joined Everton in 2014 in a £28m deal after loan spells at West Brom and Goodison Park. Lukaku made just 15 appearances without scoring for Chelsea after his move from Anderlecht in 2012.

Speculation has been rife since the end of the 2015/16 Premier League season that Lukaku would move to a bigger club this summer when he gave a pre-Euro 2016 interview which underlined his desire to play in the Champions League.

Whilst Chelsea failed to qualify for Europe next season, they remain the likeliest destination. Juventus appear to be well along the road of signing Gonzalo Higuain, 28, with the Argentine international reported to have passed a medical last night.

The Italian club were the only ones so far to show any interest in Lukaku who endured a mixed Euro 2016 tournament this summer. He scored just twice as Belgium flopped in France, exiting in a quarter-final mauling from Wales which ultimately cost Marc Wilmots his job as head coach.

 

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