Everton remain hopeful of being able to bring the 21 year-old to Goodison Park on a permanent basis after his successful season-long loan last season but may struggle to compete if Lukaku insists on moving to a Champions League club.
Chelsea may also opt to loan Lukaku out for another season but pressure from the striker for a permanent switch or a good World Cup for the striker may tempt them to cash in on his market value.
Original Source: Daily Express
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655 Posted 17/06/2014 at 19:35:45
One of the two
659 Posted 17/06/2014 at 19:47:31
Let’s move on and get Bony
660 Posted 17/06/2014 at 19:43:56
I think the new inflated price tag is clearly far too high, and has been conjured up by journos or agents.
I was surprised when they were looking to change things, that Mirallas didn't get a nod.
662 Posted 17/06/2014 at 19:39:38
664 Posted 17/06/2014 at 19:54:37
I don't think Chelsea are that insane to expect someone will cough up such an exorbitant amount so I'll put this down to paper trash.
667 Posted 17/06/2014 at 20:14:18
671 Posted 17/06/2014 at 20:50:58
672 Posted 17/06/2014 at 21:06:48
674 Posted 17/06/2014 at 21:16:01
675 Posted 17/06/2014 at 21:20:39
Anything of importance is free online.
Regarding rumour, I'm only interested when it comes true otherwise it's WTF - reminiscent of Bullseye's Jim Bowen's "Look what you could have won."
As for the Express, I'm surprised they haven't woven Princess Di or the British weather into the Lukaka 'story'.
682 Posted 17/06/2014 at 21:38:24
683 Posted 17/06/2014 at 21:55:43
We really need to either make an offer of what we rate Lukaku at or just simply put this one to bed as its more than likely not happening.
I haven't been greatly impressed with any of the strikers who we could potentially be linked with at the World Cup.
We are not getting Neymar or Muller so that leaves the under the radar guys but nit many look great.
This may sound weird but apart from Wilfred Bony, I wouldn't be looking at too many strikers from the African nation's.
They all look too individual and very rarely look much good in all honesty.
They were all raving about Nigeria's Emenike but watched him last night... Shite... Bakayoko Mark 2.
That's why I say, all this talk about signing players after the World Cup is a bit mad because the best ones are the guys who already play for the biggest and best European clubs and we have no hope of getting.
685 Posted 17/06/2014 at 22:04:34
687 Posted 17/06/2014 at 22:12:14
Rich club buys the best prospects. Loans them out for 2 seasons. Sells for more than 3x what they paid for them. They're making about £20 odd million and he isn't really a Chelsea player. They just happened to have a spare £10 million to snap him up.
688 Posted 17/06/2014 at 22:20:13
689 Posted 17/06/2014 at 22:23:46
We can't afford more than £20 million, certainly not the ridiculously stupid amount of £32 million if those rumours are true.
We should test the water, Chelsea clearly don't have plans for Lukaku and just maybe they may think getting something over 15 million is worth their while, of course that assuming some other rich bitch club doesn't come in and offer the full whack.
We are already six squad players down since the season ended a month ago, regardless of what quality they were, that's still a considerable chunk of the squad missing so the sooner the better we get our skates on and start some business.
695 Posted 17/06/2014 at 22:48:13
697 Posted 17/06/2014 at 23:05:30
What I'm interested in is who is our second choice? Bony? Remy? Someone we've never heard of?
On a desperate note, I am watching S Korea vs Russia and reminded of Chong Lee who plays for Bolton. He was very handy in the Prem for them before his injury and would be a very tidy affordable option to my eye.
700 Posted 17/06/2014 at 23:14:00
706 Posted 17/06/2014 at 23:46:58
713 Posted 18/06/2014 at 00:07:42
I'm watching this game too Russia v South Korea, barely keeping my eyes open though.
I don't see an awful lot of striking quality in either side to be honest, a lot of running but where's the end product?
Pretty poor I'd say.
719 Posted 18/06/2014 at 01:04:14
Rom gets first-team footy and a pay-rise and Chelsea get another year’s worth of growth outta another side and get to keep a top young talent.
With a lot of luck, we may get to snatch him as Bill has a lot of friends at Chelsea (hahha)!!!
722 Posted 18/06/2014 at 01:37:31
If someone was insane enough to pay £50 million for David Luiz, then £32 million for Romelu Lukaku is not out the equation.
I'm not having a go at your comment, even though he's not worth £32 million, it's a starting point for £25 million maybe.
728 Posted 18/06/2014 at 04:21:20
Thought Kenwright was well in at Stamford Bridge, that being the case 12m plus first rights on Garbutt should do it.
737 Posted 18/06/2014 at 07:07:18
Costa cost £32 mill, they want to get as much back if Lukaku is sold = £32 mill. Simple maths; garbage journalism.
Are we not the same club that said Rooney would not go for less than £50 mill and he went for a lot less, and apparently Barkley is worth upwards of £100 mill of anyone’s money!
Selling clubs have an asking price, buying clubs have a willing-to-do-business price and they generally meet in the middle, it’s called business.
So therefore, as I don’t rate Lukaku, that makes his worth £0, Chelski rate him at £32 mill, meet half-way: £16 mill everyone happy!!
746 Posted 18/06/2014 at 08:17:10
747 Posted 18/06/2014 at 08:28:55
750 Posted 18/06/2014 at 08:41:25
753 Posted 18/06/2014 at 08:52:25
Exactly. You don't sell a player who's worth £32M.
754 Posted 18/06/2014 at 09:02:10
Now Fellaini.............there's a good player with potential!!!!!!!!!!!!
787 Posted 18/06/2014 at 10:36:51
I did hear a rumour last week that Torres was on offer but, if he was going anywhere, I guess it would be back to Spain
809 Posted 18/06/2014 at 12:28:59
We have to trust Roberto on this I expect to have 2 new strikers on our team come the start of the season.
I did like Tony's comment about Fellaini, though.
810 Posted 18/06/2014 at 12:17:58
The other plus would be that other Prem teams would not really know much about him (secret weapon for a while) but I think he could adapt quite well.
Anyone else think this could be a realistic opportunity ?
812 Posted 18/06/2014 at 12:43:08
If nobody comes up with the money then a loan deal seems the alternative but it’s dubious he will return to Goodison.
818 Posted 18/06/2014 at 13:05:51
I would be less embarrassed about buying the Daily Sport that the Express or Mail.
I do think Lukaku will be priced out of a move to Everton though.
838 Posted 18/06/2014 at 16:12:30
881 Posted 18/06/2014 at 21:45:13
925 Posted 19/06/2014 at 02:19:29
009 Posted 19/06/2014 at 16:54:21
215 Posted 20/06/2014 at 16:28:29
279 Posted 21/06/2014 at 11:09:55
I think he has improved, and let's not forget his age: when he is facing goal, with the ball or has been played through, he's a beast.
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