Report: West Ham considered move for Everton star Romelu Lukaku, £65m asking price scared them off

Everton's Romelu Lukaku

West Ham United and Crystal Palace reportedly looked into moves for Everton striker Romelu Lukaku.

Romelu Lukaku celebrates after scoring the first goal for EvertonRomelu Lukaku celebrates after scoring for Everton

According to the Daily Mail, Everton's £65m asking price for striker Romelu Lukaku scared Crystal Palace and West Ham United off making bids for the player.

Lukaku, 23, had been touted as one of Europe's top young talents during spells with Anderlecht and Chelsea, and has ended up proving himself as a top Premier League striker with Everton.

Everton's Romelu Lukaku

After a 16-goal loan spell during the 2013/14 season, Everton swooped to land Lukaku on a permanent basis from Chelsea in the summer of 2014, and he's continued to find the net ever since.

20 goals in the 2014/15 season and 25 goals last term have made Lukaku a hot property despite his inconsistencies, as he can either dominate a game or go completely missing - as we saw for the Belgium at this summer's European Championships.

Everton's Romelu Lukaku on the bench

Now, the Daily Mail report that Premier League rivals Chelsea, Crystal Palace and West Ham United - all in the market for new strikers this summer - had looked into the possibility of signing Lukaku this summer.

However, they were all scared off by Everton's huge £65m asking price for Lukaku, with no club seemingly willing to pay that kind of money for the powerful striker right now.

Everton's Romelu Lukaku looks dejected

It's believed that Lukaku could now stay at Goodison Park this summer, despite many expecting him to leave for a Champions League club after Everton's disappointing season under Roberto Martinez.

New Everton manager Ronald Koeman will certainly be hoping that no more interest for Lukaku arrives, as he will want to build his attack around one of the Premier League's top strikers - and for the likes of Chelsea, Palace and West Ham, they'll be hoping to find better value for money in their search for a goalscorer.

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