Incredulous is the word here in the Football Transfer Tavern for the majority of our punters as we read that Metro think a £32 million price tag is on the head of a Chelsea forward.
Now we know what you are thinking – there are no Chelsea forwards who are worth that and you would not be wrong.
However, the player in question in Romelu Lukaku, who after spending the season on loan at Everton is hot property.
Well, as one of our regulars notes over a pint and a game of pool, the player would have been hot property, but if he carries on the way he has gone so far this World Cup, he might find himself back at Everton on loan!
Chelsea would be prepared to sell the player for the right price but we think that getting a club who are prepared to pay so much for the player might be a bit of an ask. £32 million, by anyone’s standards is a fair chunk of cash!
Given Chelsea are still looking to bring in at least one more forward, it seems that Lukaku will once again be surplus to requirements at the club and we are not sure that he will be there come next season.
Chelsea fans. Do you think someone would pay that much money for Lukaku? Is that too much, even by your standards? Let us know your thoughts below.
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