Romelu Lukaku tells Chelsea he wants to leave
Belgium striker has told the club that sent him out on loan to West Brom and Everton that he no longer sees his future at Stamford Bridge and is looking for a transfer
Published 07/06/2014 | 08:27
Romelu Lukaku has told Chelsea that he wants to quit Stamford Bridge this summer.
Chelsea want to complete the £32 million signing of Diego Costa before the World Cup starts and are also interested in Ezequiel Lavezzi, Mario Mandzukic and Didier Drogba.
Atlético Madrid want £25 million-rated Lukaku to replace Costa, while Juventus, Tottenham and Everton are all interested in the Belgium striker.
Lukaku is currently with the Belgium squad preparing for the World Cup, but has told Chelsea he wants a transfer.
“You know Chelsea, every year they buy a new top striker,” said Lukaku. “I remember me coming into the dressing room last year and seeing Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba and going, ‘Whoah! What’s happening here?’
“But no problem. Many clubs are interested in me. At this stage, I have to look to myself. I have to play a good World Cup. That’s very interesting for all the players looking for a transfer. And I must be one of them. Chelsea know my point of view.”
Other than revamping their attack, Chelsea have also opened negotiations to try to sign Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona for £30 million.