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Transfer news: Tottenham to tempt Chelsea with £25m bid for Romelu Lukaku - reports

The striker is currently on loan at Everton

Romelu Lukaku could make a permanent switch away from Chelsea should his parent club accept a big money bid this summer.

Reports suggest Tottenham are ready to offer £25m to tempt the west London club to sell having made the Belgian forward their top target this summer.

Lukaku has been sent out on loan for the last two seasons, at West Brom last term and with Everton this campaign. The 20-year-old has found the net on a regular basis at both clubs.

Despite proving his ability in the Premier League, their is uncertainty over whether he fits in Chelsea's long-term plans. The Blues have been linked with various other strikers, including Edinson Cavani and Diego Costa. Should Jose Mourinho land one of those targets, Lukaku's Chelsea future will become even less certain.

It's understood Tottenham are keen to sign a few established players this summer who can make an immediate impact on the first team. After the departure of Gareth Bale over £100m was spent on players unproven in the Premier League and many of them have failed to come up to expectations.


With 17 goals for West Brom last term and 12 for Everton this season, Lukaku appears a better bet.