Everton have rejected Chelsea’s £57million bid for Romelu Lukaku. The amount is more than twice what the Toffees paid when the London club unwisely allowed him to leave Stamford Bridge in 2014. Everton paid only £28m then.
However the Blues are confident of agreeing a deal to re-sign him this summer since Everton has accepted their fate that the 23-year-old striker wants to rejoin the club that rejected him two years ago.
Checkpointcharley understands that the two clubs are still haggling over a fee, with Everton dreaming of a club-record £75million.
Coach Antonio Conte has already signed one Belgium international striker, Michy Batshuayi for £33m from Marseille.
Lukaku was one of the ruthless finishers in the Premier League last season, scoring 25 times in all club competitions. Arsenal was also interested in signing him but was told by Everton that the player’s heart is still at Stamford Bridge, where he thinks he still has unfinished business after joining from Anderlecht in his homeland for £11m in August 2011.