Chelsea and Manchester United looking to bring back old boys
2015 Premier League Champions Chelsea and Manchester United are in the process of bidding to bring back two players they let go too soon!
The London club have had a £57m bid rejected for he Belgian international who they sold for £28m back in 2014 to Everton.
The Toffees are looking for an incredible £75m for the man who enjoyed an impressive year scoring 27 goals in 53 games.
From November until December he went on a run that saw him find the back of the net nine times in eight games.
In early January he scored the winning goal against Manchester City – his last goals actually came in the 2-0 win against Chelsea in March.
Lukaku’s Euro 2016 was not great – he only netted twice and that came in the 3-0 win over Ireland.
The Blues struggled for striking options last year and have already tried to ease that problem by signing Belgian Michy Batshuayi from Marseille for £33m but are likely to keep bidding for Lukaku.
Whilst it has to frustrating for Chelsea that they have to pay so much to have any chance of getting their old boy back it has to be extremely annoying for United fans – especially when you consider their team are busy trying to buy Paul Pogba for an incredible £112m.
This has to hurt considering that Sir Alex Ferguson let the talented Frenchman leave for nothing in 2012.
Since leaving Old Trafford, Pogba has enjoyed four successful seasons in Italy winning four consecutive titles, and in 2015 Juventus did the domestic double and lost in the final of the Champions League.
During that season he netted 11 times in 44 games and enjoyed a successful January when he scored in four consecutive games.
Pogba was part of the French squad that reached the final of Euro 2016 in the summer.
One issue could be that Real Madrid are also keen to sign the Frenchman and when Real come knocking it’s hard to say no!
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