• Romelu Lukaku admits having Thierry Henry as a coach ‘is not easy’

    Romelu Lukaku admits having Thierry Henry as a coach ‘is not easy’

    Romelu Lukaku admits ‘it’s not easy’ having Thierry Henry as a coach with Belgium’s national team and insists Arsenal’s all-time leading goalscorer is a difficult man to please.

    Henry joined Roberto Martinez’s coaching staff at the end of August, while Belgium have made a flying start to their World Cup qualifying campaign with three wins, 13 goals scored and none conceded.

    Lukaku admits Henry’s guidance has aided his improvement but concedes the two-time Premier League winner is often quick with his criticism.

    ‘It’s […]

  • Lukaku: I’ve told Pogba he’ll win Ballon d’Or if he does this…

    Lukaku: I’ve told Pogba he’ll win Ballon d’Or if he does this…

    Everton striker Romelu Lukaku says Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba can become the best in the world.

    Lukaku admits he speaks regularly with Pogba, as the two share Mino Raiola as their agent.

    Speaking with SFR Sport, Lukaku says he’s convinced Pogba can win the Ballon d’Or in the future.

    “Can Pogba win the Ballon d’Or? Yes. But he knows what to do. Goals. I tell him every day of the week, more goals.

    “This is what people are looking for, goals, statistics. If […]

  • Selling Lukaku was the best option for Chelsea

    Selling Lukaku was the best option for Chelsea

    Diego Costa is the Premier League’s top scorer and firing Antonio Conte’s side up the table while his former Blues team-mate is hot on his heels playing catch-up.

     

    Romelu Lukaku is chasing the Premier League’s top goalscorer, Diego Costa, for the Golden Boot this season but selling Everton’s star striker was still the right – and only – option for Chelsea.

    In 2014, only 16 days after the Blues signed Costa, Jose Mourinho and the board decided to sanction Lukaku’s £28 million […]

  • Romelu Lukaku has withdrawn transfer request – Koeman

    Romelu Lukaku has withdrawn transfer request – Koeman

    Romelu Lukaku has withdrawn his transfer request and committed his future to Everton, manager Ronald Koeman has revealed.

    The Belgian international, 23, had asked for a move away from the club and had been linked with a return to Chelsea.

    But Koeman said the striker has changed his mind and is now back in training after recovering from a cut to his heel suffered in pre-season.

    “Ten days before the transfer deadline he came into the manager’s office and said he was no […]

  • Chelsea to make final “take it or leave it” bid for Everton star Romelu Lukaku – report

    Chelsea to make final “take it or leave it” bid for Everton star Romelu Lukaku – report

    Chelsea  are to make a final “take it or leave it” bid of below £70 million to Everton  for Romelu Lukaku in an attempt to end the transfer saga.

    According to The Times, the Blues had a bid of £57 million rejected last week, but will return with another final offer and are confident they can land their former player for less than the £75m Everton want.

    Chelsea sold Lukaku to the Toffees for £28m two years ago and Chelsea’s confidence they […]

  • Romelu Lukaku considers handing in transfer request to force Stamford Bridge return

    Romelu Lukaku considers handing in transfer request to force Stamford Bridge return

    Romelu Lukaku is considering handing in an official transfer request in order to force through a return to Chelsea.

    As Standard Sport revealed yesterday, Chelsea are still locked in negotiations with Everton over their former striker but are refusing to meet the Merseyside club’s £75m asking price.

    This paper first revealed in April that the Belgium international wanted to return to Stamford Bridge despite a disappointing first spell at the club, where he started just one League game between 2011-14.

    Chelsea are prepared […]

  • Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea: Everton striker close to completing £60m Blues return

    Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea: Everton striker close to completing £60m Blues return

    Chelsea are closing in on a deal to re-sign Romelu Lukaku and are confident they will agree a deal with Everton shortly.

    Standard Sport first revealed in April that Lukaku had set his sights on a return to Stamford Bridge because he felt he had ‘unfinished business there’.

    Chelsea have had a £57m bid rejected by Everton, who have put a huge asking price of £75m on his head.

    But the Blues feel that an offer in the region of around £60m will […]

  • Diego Costa vs Romelu Lukaku stats suggest Chelsea would not be signing a major upgrade

    Diego Costa vs Romelu Lukaku stats suggest Chelsea would not be signing a major upgrade

    If recent transfer rumours are to be believed, Chelsea are looking increasingly likely to re-sign Romelu Lukaku from Everton, whilst also selling Diego Costa back to Atletico Madrid.

    Supposedly, Chelsea could rake in as much as £40million for Costa, which doesn’t look too shabby considering his form has dipped since they spent just £32m on him two years ago.

    Lukaku, meanwhile, is set to cost around £75m as Chelsea reportedly see a £57m bid rejected by the Toffees, so all in all […]

  • Chelsea submit £50m bid for Euro 2016 star – reports in Italy

    Chelsea submit £50m bid for Euro 2016 star – reports in Italy

    CHELSEA have reportedly made a £50million bid for Romelu Lukaku.

    The Blues have been heavily linked with a move for the Belgian in recent months with reports suggesting he was open to a return to Stamford Bridge.

    Chelsea have already secured the signing of Michy Batshuayi from Marseille, but Antonio Conte isn’t done with his transfer business just yet.

    According to Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, the Blues have made a £50m offer to Everton to tempt them into selling.

    Manchester United target Paul […]