Report: Chinese consortium plot Romelu Lukaku transfer to AC Milan

Everton's Romelu Lukaku on the bench

The Everton striker has been linked with a move away from Goodison Park this summer.

Everton's Romelu Lukaku in action with Sunderland's Wes BrownEverton's Romelu Lukaku in action with Sunderland's Wes Brown

A Chinese consortium close to agreeing a deal for AC Milan are targeting Everton striker Romelu Lukaku this summer, reports Corriere dello Sport.

The incoming group of businessmen are set to take over an 80% stake of the club to become the controlling power of the European giants.

They are planning to pump major funds into the club to try and help rebuild them into the powerhouse that they once were.

Everton's Romelu LukakuEverton's Romelu Lukaku

The manager will be offered a transfer budget of €100 million per season to ensure that they can compete for top players and that man will be Everton striker Romelu Lukaku according to Italian media outlet Corriere dello Sport.

The forward has been heavily linked with a departure from Goodison Park this summer after scoring 25 goals in all competitions last season.

Everton's Romelu Lukaku on the benchEverton's Romelu Lukaku on the bench

He, and his agent Mino Raiola, have talked consistently about looking to make the step up to club challenging in Europe.

That would surely rule out a move to Milan, who only managed a 7th placed finish in Serie A last season and missed out on European football, although as always, money could convince the player to make the switch.

Bournemouth's Charlie Daniels in action with Everton's Romelu LukakuBournemouth's Charlie Daniels in action with Everton's Romelu Lukaku

Register for EVERTON team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch