Profile: Romelu Lukaku
- Current club: Chelsea
- Date of Birth: 13 May 1993
- Birthplace: Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
- Position: Forward, Striker
Chelsea target Romelu Lukaku right to force Everton transfer, says Paul Merson
Romelu Lukaku is justified in turning down a new contract with Everton amid rumours of transfer interest from the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United, says Paul Merson.
Swansea City would have probably been relegated this season if it was not for Gylfi Sigurdsson. The Swans are still not safe from facing the drop at the end of the campaign and are sitting only a single place from the danger zone. They are three points above third from bottom Hull City and will need to pick up at least another 10 points this season if they are going to avoid dropping into the Championship.
Manchester United could be prepared to rival Chelsea for the services of Romelu Lukaku amid the uncertainty over his future at Goodison Park.
Chelsea will reportedly emerge as frontrunners to sign Romelu Lukaku, should Everton decide to cash in on his services in the summer.
Jose Mourinho has this week criticised former Manchester United managers for allowing players such as Angel Di Maria, Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck to leave. Antonio Conte was asked in his press conference today about some of the players that Mourinho sold during his time at Stamford Bridge, but Conte defended his predecessor.
A short while ago, Romelu Lukaku looked set to commit his long term future to Premier League club Everton, with deal being "99 percent done" according to his agent. However, Lukaku has this week refused to sign a new contract at the club, meaning that despite having two years left on his current deal, the Belgian striker could be on his way out of Goodison Park. Today, a potential replacement for Lukaku has emerged.
Manchester United chief Ed Woodward has met up with agent Mino Raiola over a potential deal for Everton contract rebel Romelu Lukaku.
Everton manager Ronald Koeman has insisted that he is not worried about Romelu Lukaku's decision to snub a fresh contract.
Belgian international Romelu Lukaku has revealed that he will seek a move away from Everton this summer due to the club's lack of ambition to attain silverware.
Chelsea are prepared to bring in both Alvaro Morata and Romelu Lukaku to Stamford Bridge, should they offload Diego Costa at the end of the campaign.
Chelsea are reported to be eyeing a summer move for Everton midfielder Ross Barkley. The England international has a contract at Merseyside until June 2018.
Everton's star striker Romelu Lukaku has turned down a new contract offer from the club, despite his agent saying that the deal was 99.9 percent done a couple of weeks ago. The new contract was reportedly worth £140,000 a week.
Tottenham Hotspur have had a strong campaign again this season, but manager Mauricio Pochettino is aware that he will have to add more depth to his squad if they are to realistically challenge for the Premier League title and also in European competitions.
Everton beat West Brom at Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon, as they moved to within three points of the Premier League's top five, giving them the chance to qualify for next season's Europa League.
Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku is all set to commit his future to Everton on a new five-year contract.
In form Tottenham striker Harry Kane added two more goals to his tally this afternoon, as he helped his Spurs side beat Everton 3-2 at White Hart Lane, and keep them second in the Premier League.
Tianjin Quanjian manager Fabio Cannavaro has admitted that the club are indeed interested in Romelu Lukaku, but it would be hard to lure him to the Chinese Super League.
Big news has come out of Goodison Park this morning, as the agent of star Everton striker Romelu Lukaku has revealed where his future lies. The Belgian has been in fantastic form this year, sitting joint top of the Premier league scoring chart, with seventeen goals.
Saturday saw the 2016/17 English Premier League enter round 26, with twelve of the league's twenty teams in action. With only one of the top six teams in action, it was matters further down the standings that were the main focus, however it didn't disappoint, with goals in every game.
Belgian international Romelu Lukaku has dropped a fresh hint that he could be off to a Champions League club at the end of the season. The Everton striker has netted 16 goals in the Premier League this term.
Premier League leaders Chelsea are expected to revive their interest in former targets Romelu Lukaku and Joao Cancelo.