Atletico Madrid and Chelsea are close to finalizing the transfer of Belgian striker Lukaku Romelo the Spanish club as part of the deal for Diego Costa play at Stamford Bridge next season, says Britain today evening “Evening Standard”.
Lukaku, 21, has played on loan at West Bromwich and Everton past two seasons, although some of the fans of Chelsea was in favor of recall to address the lack of scoring that suffered this year’s team Portuguese Jose Mourinho.
The Belgian international, an attacker with technical talent despite his 1.90 meters in height, came to London from Anderlecht in 2011 for 18 million pounds (21.6 million euros) and although it has only been a starter in four times with the “blues”, has added 33 goals in two seasons in which he has been assigned.
Chelsea shuffles first choice player for sale £ 25 million (30 million euros), although is likely to accept an agreement to return to yield, according to British newspaper.
Tottenham, Everton, Roma and Juventus, among other European clubs have shown interest in the striker, but Atletico would be better positioned in the negotiations given the interest from Chelsea for the Brazilian coast and back Filipe Luis.
According to the “Evening Standard”, the entity owned by Russian tycoon Roman Abramovich would be willing to shell out 50 million pounds (60 million euros) for both players.
“At the moment I have to concentrate on myself.’ve Got to play a good World Cup. That is very interesting for all players who are looking for a good deal, and I want to be one of them. The Chelsea already know what my point view, “Lukaku told British media this week.