Everton fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are looking up with intrigued stares.
That’s because according to the Sunday Express, Real Madrid are set to make a shock bid for Chelsea outcast Romelu Lukaku.
It had been thought that Lukaku was edging closer to a permanent move to Everton following Didier Drogba’s return to Chelsea.
But reports now suggest that the Spanish giants are preparing a £20 million bid for the Belgian youngster – giving Everton some serious competition in the process.
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti, who of course used to manage Chelsea, is understood to want Lukaku to bolster his strikeforce after Spanish youngster Alvaro Morata moved to Juventus.
Ancelotti now has just Karim Benzema as his only top striker but it is rumoured that as well as eyeing Lukaku, the Spanish side are also keeping tabs on Monaco striker Radamel Falcao.
Falcao has the same agent as recent Madrid arrival James Rodriguez and it is believed that the two clubs have been discussing a potential deal since June.
Chelsea fans. If Lukaku is good enough for Real Madrid then surely he is good enough for you. Will you end up ruing the decision to let the Belgian leave? Let us know your thoughts below.