Transfer news: Tottenham Hotspur begin talks with Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku over summer move
The Belgian, on loan at Everton, has scored 13 goals in all competitions this season
The agent of Romeul Lukaku, the Chelsea striker on loan at Everton, has confirmed that he has held talks with Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy over a possible transfer in the summer.
While Jose Mourinho started with no recognised strikers in the 3-1 Champions League first-leg defeat by Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday night, the Belgian has excelled on loan at Goodison Park this season, scoring 13 goals in all competitions - three fewer than the combined total from Chelsea trio Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto'o and Demba Ba this term.
The 20-year-old striker’s representative, Christophe Henrotay, admitted that he had met Levy, although insisted no deal had been agreed.
“Yes, I am looking for a club for Romelu and yes, I had a conversation with Daniel Levy,” Henrotay told the Belgian media. “But that doesn’t necessarily mean Romelu will go to Tottenham.
“I am talking to different clubs but it’s true that there aren’t exactly 20 clubs who can afford Romelu.”
Spurs’ chances of signing Lukaku are likely to hinge on Everton qualifying for next season’s Champions League, in which case the player’s preference is thought to be to remain on Merseyside.
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