Big blow for Chelsea as world class target possibly set for new deal
Chelsea have been dealt a massive blow to their pursuit of their main summer target, with the player potentially about to sign a new deal after a dispute.
Romelu Lukaku could well still sign a new deal at Everton if reports are to believed today.
The Belgian looked set to leave the Goodison club in the summer having rejected a new contract from Everton.
Lukaku scored two goals in Saturday’s win over Hull City and was given a great reception by the fans who seemingly agreed with his comments on the clubs ambitions.
Recent reports state that Lukaku is in fact still in negotiations over a deal and that the player only rejected the deal that was on the table.
On Lukaku, my understanding is dialogue continues about new contract and Everton still optimistic he'll sign. A misunderstanding this week. pic.twitter.com/ZCYaQzOs23
On Lukaku, my understanding is dialogue continues about new contract and Everton still optimistic he'll sign. A misunderstanding this week. pic.twitter.com/ZCYaQzOs23— Jonathan Northcroft (@JNorthcroft) March 19, 2017
That gives Everton hope and they can come back with an improved offer if they would like to, with the club said to be optimistic of coming to an agreement.
Romelu’s future has been very much in the air since it was revealed he had rejected a new deal, with Chelsea and Manchester United seemingly registering their interest in the player.
According to reports, Everton actually value Lukaku in the region of a whopping £100m which would put any potential suitors off his trail.