Romelu Lukaku’s agent Christophe Henrotay has dismissed as ‘nonsense’ a report in the Daily Mail claiming Tottenham head the queue for the on-loan Chelsea striker
Belgian newspaper Nieuwsblad is reporting Everton remain in pole position to sign the 20-year old striker and Lukaku himself would prefer to stay at the Goodison Park club.
According to the paper, Lukaku’s agent Christophe Henrotay has had a conversation with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy however, Henrotay also remains in regular contact with the Everton hierarchy regarding the Belgian striker’s future.
With the Blues having overtaken the North London club in the race for Champions League qualification, Nieuwsblad says Lukaku considers the chance to play in Europe’s elite competition for Everton as a ‘mouth watering prospect.’
Despite Lukaku netting 12 Premier League goals this season – just three behind all of Chelsea’s forwards combined – Jose Mourinho is seemingly prepared to let the striker leave for the right price, in order to finance a move for a ‘different style’ of forward.
Nieuwsblad claim Tottenham could move ahead of Everton in the chase for Lukaku if the Toffees cannot raise sufficient funds, thought to be in the region of 20 million pounds. Qualification for the Champions League, according to the Belgian newspaper, would allow Everton to take a willing Lukaku off Chelsea’s hands permanently.
Meanwhile, despite Tottenham’s spending breaking the 100 million pound mark last summer, chairman Daniel Levy, who is thought to be interested in bringing Dutch coach Louis van Gaal to the club, has said money will be available to allow Spurs to target ‘key positions’ this pre-season.