Romelu Lukaku is being strongly linked with a move
Romelu Lukaku was seen in conversation
with Chelsea transfer chief Michael
Emenalo after Everton’s 3-0 defeat at
It could be an ordinary conversation between two
former colleagues and friends.
It’s highly unlikely to have consisted of a transfer
But it’s the context of the warm chat between Romelu
Lukaku and Chelsea’s Director of Football Michael
Emenalo which has inevitably got some Blues
The pair were spotted catching up in the mixed zone
area after Blues 3-0 defeat by title-chasing Chelsea at
Goodison Park yesterday.
They were filmed by French journalist Claude
Atcheba who later tweeted ‘Everton’s fan shortly I will
have bad news for you #Everton #Lukaku #chelsea’.
He followed up that message by claiming Goodison
officials did not want him to release the footage.
‘Lukaku news is coming #Everton is working hard to
stop me sharing some footage with you. Stay Tuned’
Before finally ‘Everton fans look away’.
Other journalists read less into the incident.
Well-connected Belgian reporter Kristof Terreur
tweeted ‘No, they didn’t agree personal terms in the
tunnel. Chat among friends. Lukaku is a Chelsea
target, but no talks on going atm.’
Emenalo has always been an enthusiastic supporter
of Lukaku, and was believed to have disagreed with
Jose Mourinho’s decision to sell him to Everton in
So with rumours swirling that the Premier League’s
top goalscorer wants to re-join the Londoners in the
summer, the timing of the chat will raise eyebrows in
Lukaku has refused to sign a new contract, and last
month the ECHO revealed that the Toffees have
slapped a £100m price tag on his head to deter
Chelsea and others.
It is understood that Everton are resolute and will not
be pressured into selling a player who is crucial to
Ronald Koeman’s plans on anything but their own