Everton striker Romelu Lukaku is set to leave Goodison Park, the player’s father has moved to reveal.
The Belgian forward has been one of just a couple of bright spots in an otherwise disappointing season for the Toffees and he has been heavily linked with a big club move.
Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain are believed to be leading the chase for Lukaku’s signature and his father has now suggested that a summer exit is a certainty, claiming that the asking price has been set to £65 million.
“Everton are asking around £65m for Rom. I think a transfer will be done before the Euros,” Roger Lukaku told Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad.
“I hope and believe that Mino (Raiola, Lukaku’s agent) is fair, and that he is acting in the best interest of the player.
“Romelu will decide his future, but agents have the last word most of the time. I hope and I think Mino Raiola is a honest man.
“Now, with Romelu it will be quickly arranged. Whether the transfer has been sorted? Almost. I think it will be in place before the European Championship.”
Lukaku’s father cited Bayern Munich and Manchester United as the most suitable clubs for his son, but it would appear that Chelsea are in pole position at the moment.
New Blues manager Antonio Conte is a big fan of the Belgium international and he is looking to help the Stamford Bridge outfit make things right after they allowed Lukaku to leave for Everton two years ago.