Report: Everton's Lukaku holding out for Chelsea move despite further interest

Belgium's Romelu Lukaku misses a chance to score

Everton’s Romelu Lukaku has been linked with a move to Chelsea.

Belgium's Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring their third goal

According to the Mirror, Everton’s Romelu Lukaku has his heart set on a move to Chelsea with only an agreement over the fee stopping the Belgian from rejoining the Stamford Bridge club.

The report claims another Premier League club has been in for the striker this summer, yet they have been told Lukaku wants to rejoin Chelsea as Everton hold out for a £75 million fee.

Lukaku joined the West London club from Anderlecht in 2011, yet he found first-team opportunities hard to come by and soon made loan moves to both West Bromwich Albion and Everton.

Belgium's Romelu Lukaku reacts after missing a chance to score

After impressing at both, he opted to join the Toffees on a permanent basis two summers ago and has since gone on to find the net an impressive 45 times in 94 games in all competitions for the club.

The 23-year-old has spoken of his desire to leave the Merseyside club in his quest to play Champions League football, and a return to Chelsea has been heavily mooted for some time.

However, Ronald Koeman’s side aren’t in any rush to sell him and now under the guidance of wealthy owner Farhad Moshiri they will no longer need to sell key players below their valuation.

Everton's Romelu Lukaku warms up before the game

Everton seemingly value John Stones at £50 million and Lukaku at £75 million, and unless Manchester City or Chelsea come up with such sums both players could still be at Goodison Park beyond deadline day.

The report goes on to say that only a fee stands between Lukaku and his dream move back to West London, with Koeman in the midst of looking for a potential replacement.

General view outside Goodison Park before the match

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