Chelsea will target Romelu Lukaku after he snubbed Everton‘s contract offer but is the striker best off staying at Goodison Park?
The 23-year-old has told Everton he will not sign their latest proposal.
Lukaku has scored 20 goals in all competitions for the Toffees this term and the club were willing to make him their highest-paid player.
Last month Lukaku’s agent, Mino Raiola, stated his client intended to snub interest from Chelsea and commit his future to Everton.
Ray Wilkins expects the Blues to try and re-sign the Belgium international but he believes it may not be the best option for the player.
“He wouldn’t play in front of Diego Costa,” Wilkins told Premier League Daily.
Asked if Costa, who has 18 goals for Chelsea this season, will still be at the club in the summer, Wilkins said: “You’d hope so.
“If you look at Antonio Conte, when he was at Juventus he had Fernando Llorente, so he likes a big striker.
“So I wouldn’t put it past Chelsea to go back in for Lukaku. They sold him at £28m, they’re going to have to pay at least double to get him back. They’ll probably have to pay £60m for him.”