The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are desperate for their side to sign Romelu Lukaku this summer…
However, it would appear as though those hopes have taken a big hit, with L’Equipe journalist Bilel Ghazi revealing on Twitter that the Blues have hit a snag in their quest to sign the Belgian. According to Ghazi, Conte is desperate to land him, but the Chelsea board are hesitant to cough up the reported €90 million (£78.7 million) transfer fee that Everton are said to be demanding.
De source italienne, Conte veut absolument Lukaku. Ses dirigeants pas chauds à l'idée de débourser 90M€. Désaccord source de grande tension
— Bilel Ghazi (@BilelGhazi) June 15, 2017
Unsurprisingly, the Blues in the pub are feeling pretty sombre after hearing this. For them, Lukaku is the perfect signing for Chelsea. He already has a relationship with the club from his first spell, whilst his incredible record of 25 league goals last season proves that he is good enough to lead the line for a top Premier League side.
Of course, this deal could yet progress, and Chelsea could still seal a deal, but the board’s unwillingness to offer big money for the Belgian will certainly raise concern at Stamford Bridge.
Still, with several months remaining until the Premier League season starts, Chelsea have plenty of time.
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