Chelsea fans are looking torn here in the Football Transfer Tavern after the latest claim from the Daily Mail.
The publication claim that the Blues are willing to allow powerful Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku to leave for Tottenham Hotspur but it will all hinge on a rather big condition.
Jose Mourinho will not allow his forward to leave the club permanently unless he manages to land Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa, who he sees as his number one target this summer.
Spurs are looking to add to their squad this summer and Tim Sherwood is determined to land players who are tried and tested in the Premier League. Lukaku has excelled on loan at Everton this term and has shown he can bang in those crucial goals.
Chelsea were initially reluctant to sell to a ‘rival’ club but with Spurs hardly title contenders, this is not really a problem according to our punters!
Should the Lilywhites pay the reported asking fee of £20 million for the former Anderlecht star, Chelsea would be willing to sell him.
Costa meanwhile will cost far more than that, and Mourinho not only wants one world class forward, but two, meaning that we think big money could be spent by the Blues this summer.
Do you think Chelsea will allow Lukaku to leave for a ‘rival’ club in the form of Tottenham? Let us know your thoughts below.
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