Catalan giants fancy Romelu Lukaku…
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Spanish giants Barcelona have joined the race for Chelsea’s Belgian starlet Romelu Lukaku, reports Football Direct News.
The striker, who turned 21 today, has spent the last two season on loan with Premier League sides West Brom and Everton, and he’s done consistently well for both clubs. For the Baggies last term, he notched 17 in the top flight, while he’s just ended this campaign with the Toffees with 16 in all competitions.
There are rumours that despite impressing while away, Jose Mourinho doesn’t like the forward’s attributes or his attitude, and is willing to cash in on him to help fund the imminent Diego Costa deal.
Barcelona’s rumoured incoming boss Luis Enrique has apparently earmarked the need for a central striker, who can work as a central talisman should Lionel Messi’s ‘false-9′ role fail to work during big matches.
Lukaku would be available, although the Blues would like ask in advance of £20m for the powerhouse’s services.