Romelu Lukaku’s future has been the subject of much conversation this summer as clubs appear to be lining up to lure the Belgium international away from Everton.
It was reported yesterday that Arsenal had already agreed personal terms with the Belgian striker and you know what they say about smoke. With a possible deal therefore edging closer, Everton has now reportedly (via the Telegraph) pulled the trigger and offered their man a whopping £100,000 plus per week in a bid to keep him in Merseyside.
With John Stones apparently likely to be on the way out of Goodison Park this summer, possibly to Manchester City, majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri has decided to pull out all the stops in order to keep their other key player at the club.
While Arsenal appear to be closest to sealing a deal, Chelsea are also reportedly keen on the big man and with interest from some of the Premier League’s top clubs, Moshiri has rightly opened the wallet and will be hoping Lukaku will remain at Goodison.
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) June 21, 2016
Although Lukaku had a relatively mediocre season last time out, he remains a crucial part of the squad that new boss Ronald Koeman is looking to build as the club tries to return to the fringes of European football qualification next season.
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) June 21, 2016