Bundesliga club edge closer to £19.8m deal for Romelu Lukaku.
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It looks as though unwanted Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku’s move away from the club could be edging closer, with an agent with links to Bundesliga club Vfl Wolfsburg tweeting that the Belgian international is moving towards a transfer to the club for a fee in the region of £19.7 million.
Good news for VfL Wolfsburg! Romelu Lukaku is really near to joins VfL for a 25mio€ transfer. More info to come.
— Philip Harmeling (@PhilipHarmeling) July 26, 2014
Everton have been linked with a swoop for the striker on a permanent basis after he impressed on loan at Goodison Park last season, but it would now appear that the ambitious German club have moved into pole position for Lukaku.
Having now signed both Diego Costa and Didier Drogba, Chelsea are unlikely to see keeping Lukaku at Stamford Bridge this season as a matter of importance, with the former Anderlecht man now likely to be fourth choice behind that duo and Fernando Torres.
Selling the player for such a significant fee would also hand additional leeway to Jose Mourinho in the transfer market, with another centre back to provide cover for John Terry and Gary Cahill seemingly on the Blues’ list of requirements ahead of the new campaign.