The Telegraph Gives an Update on another Twist in Lukaku Transfer Saga
Everton striker Romelu Lukaku’s future has been much talked aboutn this summer transfer window, as clubs appear to be lining up bids to tempt the Belgium international away from Everton.
According to reports yesterday, Arsenal had already agreed personal terms with the Everton striker. It’s now been reported via the Telegraph, that Everton has now pulled the trigger and offered their man a whopping £100,000 plus per week in a bid to keep him at the club.
With the look of things, England defender John Stones is likely to be on the way out of Goodison Park this summer, possibly to Manchester or long term suitors Chhelsea.
It’s believed that City, majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri has decided to pull out all the stops in order to keep their other key player at the club.
As it stands, Arsenal appear to be closest to completing a deal for the former Chelsea man, his former club side Chelsea are also reportedly keen on the Belgian striker and with interest from some top Premier League clubs, Moshiri has rightly opened the wallet and will be hoping Lukaku will remain at the Goodison park.
Despite Lukaku’s ‘below par’ season last time out, the big striker remains a crucial part of the Everton squad that new boss Ronald Koeman is looking to build, as the club tries to return to the Europe next season.
Leicester City were only able to keep Jamie Vardy because of the Uefa champions league opportunity, but with Lukaku craving for Champions league football next season, it will be almost impossible for Everton to keep hold of Lukaku next season, no matter the pay rise.