Chelsea plotting swap deal to land England international

LukakuIt’s been quite a weekend in The Football Transfer Tavern with the Premier League title race really hitting new heights.

Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea all remain with a realistic chance of claiming the crown and we are now set for a blockbuster end to the season.

However the Blues were not helped with yesterday’s consecutive away loss, this time to Crystal Palace with Mourinho admitting that it will be difficult now.

They looked lacklustre in attack and that has left supporters wondering why Romelu Lukaku was allowed to leave on a season-long loan to Everton at the start of the season?

Neil Moxley from the Sunday People is on hand with something of an explanation. He reports that Mourinho’s relationship with the Belgian frontman has deteriorated with the boss feeling that his authority had been challenged by Lukaku.

This could see the 20-year-old striker being allowed to join Everton on a permanent deal in the summer, but only if Ross Barkley moves to Stamford Bridge as part of the transfer.

Mourinho wants to add the England international midfielder to his squad as a natural successor to Frank Lampard in his side and although the Tofffes will be reluctant to sell, an opportunity to sign Lukaku is likely to make it more attractive.

Does this make sense for Chelsea? Would Everton be mad to left Barkley leave? Let us know your thoughts below.

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