Everton eye Moussa Dembele transfer as replacement for Chelsea target Romelu Lukaku


The Belgium global is contracted until 2019, but reports earlier this week suggested Lukaku was unwilling to recommit to the club with a new deal on offer.

EVERTON striker Romelu Lukaku has questioned whether the English Premier League club shares his ambition to challenge for major honors and says he wants to be "remembered by winning trophies", not just for scoring goals.

Maybe Ronald Koeman knew something we didn't when he pointedly said in his pre-West Brom news conference, "it's still not signed".

While the possibility of a top forward like Lukaku moving to an already strong Chelsea side is a frightening enough prospect for the rest of the Premier League, it could spell particularly bad news for United.

Despite Chelsea and Manchester United being alerted by news of the £65m-rated striker's potential availability, Everton are hopeful of renewing talks over a new contract and will do their best to persuade him to change his mind.

"If not, then the player could see a new future for himself, but that is normal". Also, Everton will not want to lose two of their best players in one transfer window and you can expect them to fight hard to keep them.

It had seemed a formality that Lukaku would become the first player in the club's history to sign a contract worth more than £100,000 a week, with negotiations going on since last summer, but he dropped a bombshell on Tuesday afternoon. If Everton is not a club with a lot of ambition I would not be manager. The big aim in football is to win as many titles as you can, so we need to try more, give a bit more.

Daily Telegraph: Chelsea are planning a £100m move for Everton duo Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley. The Spaniard is unhappy with a number of his current players and is eager to generate good value from them to bring in reinforcements. That's what I know from the board. "Every Premier League game is hard".

"The team needs Rom, and to score goals Rom needs the team".

"He said, 'Rom, one summer I just came in and boom, boom, boom, boom".

"That is what we want as players".