Everton striker, Romelu Lukaku, has apparently reached an agreement with Chelsea.
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Lukaku was briefly linked with Arsenal recently. However, it appears as if the Gunners’ rivals, Chelsea, have got there first.
Arsenal were apparently willing to spend £65m on the star – £35m less than the £100m price tag Everton have supposedly slapped on him and that Chelsea are apparently willing to pay.
While away on international duty for Belgium, Lukaku himself revealed that he has reached an agreement with his next club, which is widely reported to be the title holders.
“We are now talking to the club. The most important thing is I want to win trophies,” the player told Sky Sports News HQ.
“What I would like most is to play in the Champions League and to try and win the Premier League once – or better, a few times. That would be the most beautiful thing.
“That’s important for my progress as a player. I don’t want to stay at the same level. I want to improve and I know where I want to do that.”
This won’t be the 24-year-old’s first stint at Chelsea. In fact, he signed for them from Anderlecht back in 2011 but ended up being loaned out to West Brom and then Everton, before eventually being sold to the Toffees in 2014 for a reported £28m – a club record.
Since, the striker has gone on to score 53 league goals, 25 of which came last season when he only missed out on the golden boot to Tottenham’s Harry Kane.
This particular move is bound to raise questions among Arsenal fans who feel as if Arsene Wenger should have perhaps been slightly more serious in his pursuit of the prolific target man.
He’s a proven goalscorer, has Premier League experience, is only 24, and Arsenal clearly have the funds if they allegedly have £95m to spend on Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe.