After Romelu Lukaku made a return to Stamford Bridge his first-choice destination, Chelsea are confident they will re-sign the Belgium international.
According to reports in Belgium, Everton’s top scorer has denied the decision to rule out a return to Chelsea this summer.
The 23-year-old has been attracting much attention from European clubs including Manchester United, St Germain and Bayern Munich. These clubs have recently been linked to the Everton striker, who was brought by Everton for £28million in 2014.
“I keep it for me. A lot of clubs are interested, some of which are already very concrete for five years,” he told Belgian publication DH.
Lukaku appears ready to leave Goodison saying “I have already made a decision”
When asked about a possible return to his former club Chelsea he was reported to have said: “It’s true that the English competition suits me perfectly, but there are plenty of other beautiful clubs.”
However After his sub-standard first spell with the Blues, it seems Lukaku favours a switch back to west London, feeling he has ‘unfinished business’.
In a recent interview, Lukaku’s father has said that a transfer could be finalised in three weeks’ time, before the start of the European Championships.
He said on Tuesday “Everton are asking around £65m for Rom. I think a transfer will be done before the Euros,”
“Romelu will decide his future, but agents have the last word most of the time. I hope and I think Mino Raiola is an honest man.
“Now, with Romelu, it will be quickly arranged. Whether the transfer has been sorted? Almost. I think it will be in place before the European Championship.”
In an attempt to form an alliance with Diego Costa the new coach Antonio Conte who is set to take over after Euro 2016 wants to sign another forward. It is thought if the club offers £65m Everton will cash in.
In all competitions, Lukaku completed the season with 25 goals but failed to score in his final 10 matches of the season.
“In all competitions, I scored 25 times,” he said
“In recent weeks, Everton were difficult, as a forward it also depends on the performance of my teammates, but I still continued to work hard. I’m mentally quite ready to start this Euro.”