Romelu Lukaku may be busy preparing for the World Cup, following the announcement yesterday evening that he’s made Marc Wilmots’ Belgium squad.
But with news breaking earlier this week that Chelsea have agreed a deal for £32million Atletico star Diego Costa, the timing is right for Tottenham to start making the 21 year-old striker think twice about his future at Stamford Bridge.
The Red Devil has been in sensational form during his two terms spent away from West London, amassing 32 goals in 66 Premier League outings during loan spells with West Brom and Everton, including 15 in 31 for the Toffees this season.
Boasting a powerful yet agile 6 foot 3 frame too, the Blues prodigy represents the physical menace Spurs have lacked in the final third for much of the season.
It’s no secret that Lukaku wants regular first team football, but with Jose Mourinho making it clear that he’s unprepared to trust the Belgium star as Chelsea’s leading front-man, it appears that ambition can only be achieved away from Stamford Bridge.
Having invested £10million in the striking powerhouse just three years ago however, the Blues will expect a significant return if Lukaku is to leave this summer.
A potential £30million fee has been mooted in the tabloids, but Atletico Madrid, Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund have all been linked with the Chelsea misfit throughout the season.