Everton forward Romelu Lukaku is reportedly set to snub a move to Chelsea this summer in favour of Manchester United as he has his reservations about a return to the Blues.
The former Chelsea striker has enjoyed a brilliant season this year with Everton, bagging 24 goals and providing six assists in 35 Premier League games for the Merseyside.
However, with his ambition of playing in the top flight, couple with the Toffees pushing as far as possible without breaking into the top six, Lukaku could consider his option sooner rather than later.
With both sides reportedly interested in him, The Sun note that the Belgian forward could snub his former side as he has his concerns over how he would fit in at Stamford Bridge more particularly with Antonio Conte’s style of play.
With former Juventus boss demanding his players to defend from the front, that isn’t part of Lukaku’s game and so that could be problematic for both parties if he doesn’t suit the style that the team has adopted this season.
It’s added that the Blues are ready to splash out £80m on taking him back to the club, but with Jose Mourinho also interested on having a second go with him after their previous stay together in west London, a move to Old Trafford could be the preferred option.
Lukaku looks set to claim the Golden Boot this season as he leads the Premier League goalscoring charts with just a couple of games remaining as his stock continues to rise.
Everton will likely cash in if it becomes apparent that he wants to move on this summer, but now it seems as though it’s just a case of him finding the best fit where he can thrive and play at the highest level.
Chelsea will likely finish the year as champions and will return to the Champions League, although things look a little trickier for United which could yet have an impact on their summer business.