The Paul Pogba transfer has had many chapters, but so does the one of Romelu Lukaku. Now, reports have revealed that Chelsea are going to make a final offer for the Everton striker.
On Monday, reports said the Toffees were confident that the Belgium international would start the new Premier League season at Goodison Park, which starts with an home encounter against Tottenham on August 13, unless their £75 million valuation was met.
But today, the Times claims Chelsea believe they can re-sign their former player for less and have warned Everton that, if their next approach is rejected, there will not be another.
Everton paid £28 million to bring in Lukaku, who scored 25 goals in all competitions last season including 18 in the Premier League, from the Blues two years ago.
However, the reports claims that it is understood that Everton did not pay the full fee up front and Chelsea are due to receive further payments, while a sell-on clause will also be activated should Lukaku move to another club for more than £28 million.
Therefore, Chelsea will use those circumstances to demand a discount. Further negotiations are due to take place and the final bid is expected to be less than £70 million, after seeing a bid of £57 million rejected last week.
— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) 1 augustus 2016