Negatives Everton To Hold Out For £100m Lukaku Fee Everton are determined to keep star striker Romelu Lukaku -- so much so that they ...
Negatives Everton To Hold Out For £100m Lukaku Fee
Everton are determined to keep star striker Romelu Lukaku -- so much so that they will not sell unless a club pays £100 million for him, the Liverpool Echo reports.
Lukaku, the Premier League's leading scorer with 24 goals, has said he will not sign a new Goodison Park contract and has two years remaining on his existing deal.
He was linked with a £70m move to his former club Chelsea last summer and has said he wants to join a team that is playing Champions League football next season.
But the Echo reports that Everton "will only consider selling the 23-year-old if a club meets their huge valuation," which is "designed to put off any clubs looking to take advantage of his contract standoff."
Everton are prepared to hold out for a world-record fee in order to part with Romelu Lukaku this summer.
Manager Ronald Koeman has told Belgium international Lukaku he has to "respect" the two years remaining on his deal, and now it appears he will not be going anywhere unless he eclipses Paul Pogba as the world's most expensive footballer.
Man Utd are reportedly determined to sign Talisca, who has flourished at Besiktas on loan from Benfica this season.
And Turkish newspaper Fanatik claim Mata could end up leaving Old Trafford as a result.
It is said that United can land their man by matching his £21million release clause at the end of the current campaign.
Talisca's exit could pave the way for Mata to join Besiktas as his replacement. The Turkish giants are supposedly keen to sign the former Valencia star, who will have just a year remaining on his current deal.
Mata was expected to be one of the biggest casualties when Mourinho succeeded Louis van Gaal last summer, but has proved his worth with 10 goals and four assists across all competitions.
West Brom To Sign John Terry
West Bromwich Albion will again lead the race to sign John Terry this summer, with Tony Pulis determined to take the Chelsea captain to the Hawthorns at the second time of asking.
Pulis made a move for ex-England skipper Terry in January, but the 36-year-old wanted to remain at Stamford Bridge.
Terry has been a bit-part player under Antonio Conte this season, making just five appearances in the league - none since November 5.
Pulis hopes to persuade him to head to the West Midlands. The Baggies boss has been kept abreast of the Terry situation since making his move at the beginning of the year.
In Other News
Everton have put a record £100m price tag on 23-year-old striker Romelu Lukaku to ward off interest from Manchester United and Chelsea. (Liverpool Echo)
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has reportedly given the go-ahead for a £100m world record move for Chelsea's 26-year-old forward Eden Hazard. (Diario Gol via Daily Star)
But reports in Spain suggest the Belgium international has already reached an agreement to join Real when the transfer window reopens. (Don Balon via Express)
Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema says Hazard would be a good signing for the Spanish giants. (Daily Mail)
Arsenal will keep Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, away from Chelsea and Manchester City by pushing him towards Paris St-Germain if he cannot agree a deal to stay with the Gunners.(Sun)
MLS clubs have "no interest" in signing John Terry, after the 36-year-old centre-back announced he would leave Chelsea at the end of the season, an MLS source says.(ESPN)
Liverpool midfielder Lucas, 30, has hinted at an Anfield exit before contract talks with manager Jurgen Klopp next month.(Daily Telegraph)
Arsenal target Bjorn Engels, 22, has opened the door to a summer move to the Premier League from Club Brugge, after the North London club failed to sign the centre-back last summer.(Daily Express)
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte's number one target, 24-year-old forward Alvaro Morata, has told Real he is leaving in the summer, according to reports in Spain.(Diario Gol via Daily Star)
Barcelona and Brazil forward Neymar, 25, has revealed he would like to play for Brazilian side Flamengo in the future.(Canal Esporte Interativo via Daily Mail)
Former Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp, 70, is in the running to take charge of Birmingham City after Gianfranco Zola's resignation. (Daily Mirror)
Inter Milan are reportedly in advanced talks with 22-year-old Chelsea target Domenico Berardi, who has had an injury-ravaged season at Sassuolo in Serie A. (Calciomercato via Daily Star)
Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso says the row with Rafa Benitez, which led to him leaving Liverpool in 2009, was because he chose to be present at his wife's labour rather than playing in his side's Champions League quarter-final against Inter Milan. (El Pais via Daily Star)
Stoke's former Liverpool and Chelsea defender Glen Johnson, 32, has opened talks over a one-year contract extension with the Potters.(Sun)