That is because according to the Daily Express, the Toffees’ hopes of signing Romelu Lukaku on a permanent deal have been given a major boost.
That is because Chelsea have given a one-year deal to Blues fan favourite Didier Drogba after the Ivorian international left Turkish giants Galatasaray at the end of last season.
Jose Mourinho’s move for Drogba has come as a massive shun to Lukaku who was reportedly willing to fight for a place at Stamford Bridge this summer.
But it is now presumed that Lukaku will turn his back on West London and make a permanent move to Goodison Park.
The Toffees are rumoured to be readying an £18 million bid for the 21-year old Belgian international – a figure that would smash their record transfer figure.
Everton’s previous transfer record was the £15 million spent on now Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini but that looks likely to be obliterated by the arrival of fellow international Lukaku.
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