Chelsea want £24million for Lukaku to fund move for new striker

Chelsea are demanding £24million for Romelu Lukaku in order to fund a move for Edinson Cavani or Diego Costa, according to the Daily Star.

20-year-old Lukaku is attracting interest from the likes of Tottenham, Everton, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Leverkusen, after a successful loan spell at Goodison Park which has seen him score 13 Premier League goals.

He is under contract at Chelsea until 2016, but Mourinho thinks selling him would be the best way to raise money for a new strikeforce.

Reports on the continent suggest Mourinho has slapped a £24million price tag on the Belgian international, and will use the money to fund a move for a new striker.

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa is believed to be a top transfer target, whilst Paris St Germain frontman Edinson Cavani is also understood to be an option.

The Uruguayan is set to come up against Mourinho as Paris St Germain take on Chelsea in the second leg of their Champions League quarter final tomorrow night.

Mourinho has made no secret of his desire to sign a new striker in the summer, often bemoaning the lack of goals from the likes of Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba, with all three rumoured to be on their way out of Stamford Bridge in the summer.


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