Romelu Lukaku is back on Wolfsburg’s transfer wish-list, and they are ready to offer £33 million for the Everton striker. Sources close to Wolfsburg estimate it will take at least £33 for them to stand any chance of pricing Lukaku out of Goodison Park.
Wolfsburg currently place second in the Bundesliga tournament, and with only 27 points left to play for this season by holding an 11 point lead over Bayer Leverkusen who occupy the Champions League playoff. Currently, Lukaku is set to be a priority target for Wolfsburg, according to many reports.
On Thursday (19/3) the Daily Mirror reported that Wolfsburg are set to move for Lukaku, and hope to convince the player to join Bundesliga after a fruitless one year efforts to sign him. German side Wolfsburg are preparing to step up their interest in the 22-years-old Belgium international as they close in on climbing a Champions League place.
On the other hand, the have already spent €50 million on Andre Schurrle and Kevin De Bruyne since January 2014. Money is not a problem for Wolfsburg, who are owned by car giants Volkswagen. Furthermore, the added income from the Champions League tournament will ensure Wolfsburg can fund a move for Lukaku without being in danger of breaching UEFA’s financial play regulations.
However, the club denied the widespread rumors. Wolfsburg sporting executive Klaus Allofs joked with the rumor on Thursday (19/3) night, “I am still sore. But we cannot just do it in this dimension. I don’t even know whether it is possible.”
The German side have rejected reports that they are set to make a bid for Romelu Lukaku once they have secured a return to Champions League.
On the other hand, he Blues boss Martinez, who smashed Everton’s transfer record to sign Lukaku is adamant the player’s long term future will be on Merseyside. “It has been impressive to see him grow in the last ten, 12 months and obviously we would like to see him grow with us in the long run,” said Martinez. “That would be the objective (of the team)”, he added.
While the object of the rumors, Lukaku, said on last month, “I don’t have a secret ambition to rejoin Chelsea, there are other clubs in the world. I just want to grow as a player and eventually arrive at a top club again.” The Belgian international has impressed at Goodison Park, and the striker has netted 17 goals for Roberto Marinez’s side this campaign.