Everton are considering making a summer bid to sign striker Loic Remy, but only if they fail to bring Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku back to Goodison Park for next season, according to the Daily
The Merseyside club are keen on re-signing Lukaku on loan for 2014-15, but have also weighed up the possibility of making a bid to sign the Belgian international on a permanent basis, but Chelsea have told them that it would cost them in the region of £20m.
Remy has spent the whole of this season on loan at Newcastle United, and his goals have been key to the Magpies securing a comfortable position in the top half of the Premier League. He is not expected to play for parent club Queens Park Rangers upon returning this summer, and several clubs are expected to battle for his signature.
The Frenchman is expected to cost in the region of £10.5m, while Toffees boss Roberto Martinez is keen to make several summer signings with European football next season a likely prospect. He said: “If next season is only domestic competitions then that is one approach, if it is Europe it is a completely different approach and it will depend a lot on the three parties’ conversation.
“The parent club has a big say and the player will have a big say. All I’m concentrating on is that the loan has been a big success. That is down to the eight games [remaining] to fulfil the promise.”
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