Romelu Lukaku was seemingly on the verge of a permanent move to Everton…
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Romelu Lukaku’s proposed switch from Chelsea to Everton is seemingly on the verge of collapse, after the Blues upped their asking price for the striker to an astonishing £30m.
The Daily Mirror reported that the Stamford Bridge side will only sell the 21-year-old for an inflated price, despite the Belgian having never scored for the club.
Lukaku has spent the last two seasons on loan at West Brom and Everton respectively, with the former Anderlecht forward netting 15 Premier League goals for the Toffee’s during their last campaign.
Roberto Martinez’s side are desperate to land the striker on a permanent basis, with Lukaku even further down the pecking order at Chelsea following the arrival of Diego Costa and the return of Didier Drogba.
Earlier rumours had suggested that Everton were close to striking a deal after making a club-record £24m bid, but the Mirror have revealed that the Blues have now upped their asking price, leaving Juventus and Monaco has the only potential suitors who still have the financial power to make a move happen.
Despite the uncertainty surrounding his future, Lukaku was part of the Chelsea squad that travelled to Arnhem today for a friendly with Vitesse.