Chelsea ready to pounce as Lukaku ‘contract talks stall’

Date published: Thursday 9th February 2017 9:53 - Mark Scott

Romelu Lukaku: Everton talks stall

Chelsea are reportedly ready to bring Romelu Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge after talks over a new Everton contract stalled.

According to The Times, Everton chairman Bill Kenwright has made attempts over the last two summer transfer windows to get the Belgian forward to commit his future to the Toffees.

And while Lukaku’s agent suggested in December that a new deal was close to being signed, no progress has been made since then.

The Express added that Everton are now feeling the pressure from league leaders Chelsea as Antonio Conte is reportedly ‘plotting’ an £80million move to bring Lukaku back to the Blues.

Lukaku has been identified as the ideal choice to replace Diego Costa should he leave for China in the summer.

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