A summer move is looking less and less likely for Everton striker Romelu Lukaku as the club’s new majority stakeholder, Farhad Moshiri, appears to be having a magnetic effect at Goodison Park.
However, a raft of European powerhouses are still jostling for the Belgium international’s services, per Sky Bet, and What Are The Odds has the lowdown on who looks most likely to win the hunt.
Arsenal were surprisingly in the lead mid-way through July to sign Lukaku with odds of 100/30 (4.33) on-offer to bring the 23-year-old in as competition to Olivier Giroud. However this is now all change, with Arsene Wenger seemingly switching targets to 'cheaper' transfer targets.
Lukaku’s former club Chelsea had beeb tumbling down in the odds, falling recently as short as 12/1 (13.00) outsiders to bring the player back to Stamford Bridge. The Blues looked like steep favourites to re-sign Lukaku when they were listed at 11/8 (2.83) just over a month ago - despite that blip normal business has now resumed.
Anotinio Conte is seemingly unsure about the future of current striker Diego Costa, and with the club seemingly falling short in terms of goals scored, a player of Lukaku's ilk would certainly fit the bill alongside fellow Belgian recruit Michy Batshuayi.
A report today suggests that Chelsea are ready to bid £68 million to bring him back to West London and Romelu Lukaku next club odds of 4/5 (1.80) back up the rumours.
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It's nigh-on impossible to imagine Lukaku competing against the Zlatan and Rooney at Manchester United - never mind lumping Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford into that mix, so it's not surprise to see United as complete outsiders at 25/1 (26.0) to sign the forward, along with AC Milan and Atletico Madrid.
Of all the teams linked with Lukaku, Paris Saint-Germain could make the most sense at 25/1 (26.00), with the Ligue 1 champions potentially looking to replace Ibrahimovic and undoubtedly boasting the funds to tempt Everton into selling.
Between Moshiri’s injection of cash and the belief Ronald Koeman's appointment could well have instilled at Goodison, Lukaku looks ready to remain with the Toffees for one more summer at least and the odds of 11/8 (2.38) suggest it's very likely.