Transfer Bin: Lukaku linked with Liverpool switch

Chelsea forward Romelu Lukaku has been linked with what would be a sensational move to Liverpool.

A local newspaper in Surrey, the Surrey Mirror, has suggested that talented Chelsea youngster Romelu Lukaku could be destined for a move to Liverpool this summer.

The Belgian looks set to return to Chelsea for pre-season in some capacity as Everton manager Roberto Martinez seems to be preparing an audacious swoop to land Swansea forward Wilfried Bony.

Jose Mourinho recently described Lukaku’s loan spell at Everton last season as successful, with the forward scoring consistently and deciding big games for the Toffees.

Whether Mourinho would be open to doing a deal for Liverpool is extremely doubtful.

He made it clear last summer that he wasn’t prepared to do business with the club’s main rivals after he stopped a deal going through, which would have taken Demba Ba to Arsenal.

The sale of Juan Mata to Manchester United came at a time when the Portuguese coach more than likely didn’t considering the Old Trafford club as a threat.

Lukaku is also going to want to go somewhere where he’ll be a first choice striker, which simply won’t happen at Liverpool.

The prolific attacking combination of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge is one of the best in Europe at the moment and a partnership Brendan Rodgers would be mad to break up.

A move to Liverpool for Lukaku represents a spell on the bench until either of those players either makes a bad mistake or goes through a rough patch over a number of matches.

Liverpool would offer the Belgian Champions League football but they don’t give him what he wants in terms of regular first team action.

If he desires a club where he’ll have to fight for a place, meaning potential bench time and Champions League football then he can have all of those things if he stays put at Chelsea.

Rubbish Rating: It’s difficult to see this one happening, but if it does then Rodgers deserves a medal for talking Chelsea and Mourinho into the deal.

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