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Everton set to complete $50 million deal for Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku

Jul 30, 2014, 10:05 AM EDT

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According to multiple reports from the UK, Everton have sealed the permanent signing of Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea.

Lukaku, 21, is set to sign on a five-year deal for a fee believed to be as high as $50 million. That would be a huge transfer fee for Everton, but until the deal is confirmed we won’t find out for sure as Chelsea are holding out for as much as they can get.

The deal is more likely to be around the $40 million mark, which would represent a club record transfer for Everton.

Chelsea signed Lukaku from Anderlecht in 2011 for a fee of $17 million, which was set to rise to $27 million with add ons. If Jose Mourinho manages to double his money on Lukaku, it would represent a superb deal for the West Londoners who already have Fernando Torres and Diego Costa up front. However Everton’s manager Roberto Martinez sees Lukaku as the perfect player to build the Toffees’ offense around and is willing to splash the cash to seal a permanent deal for the player who scored 15 Premier League goals last season during his loan spell from Chelsea.

Lukaku bullied the USA during the 2014 World Cup, as he came off the bench in extra time to grab a goal and an assist as Belgium won 2-1 in their Round of 16 match to reach the quarterfinals of the competition.

Ever since arriving at Chelsea in 2011, Lukaku hasn’t been a regular at Stamford Bridge and has spent the last two seasons out on loan at West Bromwich Albion and then Everton in the PL. It seems like Lukaku, finally, has found a permanent home at Goodison Park.

No official confirmation has arrived from the club, but Lukaku sent out the following message on Wednesday morning and since then his Belgian teammate and former Everton star Marouane Fellaini had congratulated Lukaku on his move to Goodison. See below.

  1. tarotsujimoto74 - Jul 30, 2014 at 11:15 AM

    Good for him and Everton, looking forward to watching him with Barkley for several seasons.

  2. mikeevergreen - Jul 30, 2014 at 12:52 PM


  3. robinsonj2013 - Jul 30, 2014 at 2:57 PM

    got some facts wrong, first of all, its not $50 million, fifty million dollars is about 30 million pounds, the 30 million pound number came from a misquoted report that he was signing for 30 million EUROS, which is 24 million pounds, or about 40 million american dollars, also that picture is not from fellaini’s real account

  4. scottmcchillin - Jul 30, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    Things are looking up for Everton these days! Congrats to Martinez & Kenwright on nabbing Rom the Bomb Lukaku! Up the table before the season has started!!!

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