Romelu Lukaku

Chelsea’s bid for high-profile striker rejected

It seems like signing ex-players is in fashion this summer.

Firstly, we have Manchester United, who are on the verge of signing their former player Paul Pogba from Juventus for a world-record fee.

Secondly, we have Chelsea, who are really serious about signing their former striker Romelu Lukaku from Everton this summer.

Daily Mirror reports that the Blues have had a £57 million bid turned down by the Toffees for the 23-year-old.

The report claims that the West London club are really confident of getting their target despite having their initial offer rejected by the Merseysiders.

The Merseysiders reportedly value their striker at £75million and are planning to hold out until their asking price is met.

Toffees will stand to earn a huge profit from the sale of the Belgian international, who arrived at Goodison Park for club-record £28 million in 2014.

He originally arrived at Stamford Bridge in a £17 million (including add-ons) move from Anderlecht in 2011.

However, he failed to secure a spot in the Blues’ first-team and was sold by former manager Jose Mourinho three years later.

Lukaku scored 25 goals in all competitions for the Toffees last season. He has also been linked with moves to Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain this summer.

Meanwhile, it looks like Diego Costa won’t be joining Atletico Madrid this summer.

The Chelsea striker has been hugely linked with a return to Vicente Calderon for quite some time, but Atletico’s recent capture of Kevin Gameiro from Sevilla suggests that the Madrid-club have finally accepted defeat in the pursuit of the Spain international.

Gameiro, who has scored 67 goals in past three seasons, signed for Atletico on a four-year deal for a transfer fee believed to be around £27 million.

Atletico have already handed a new deal to Fernando Torres earlier this summer.

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