Arsenal Make Outrageous Bid for Romelu Lukaku, as Wenger is buoyed by Mata sale – Report

By on January 28, 2014

According to reports, Arsene Wenger is reportedly prepared to make an outrageous bid for Chelsea loanee Romelu Lukaku, currently at Everton.

Buoyed by Chelsea’s recent willingness to let their big-name players leave, Arsenal have arranged an audacious bid for a player that has been well-rated by seemingly everyone except Chelsea.

Lukaku’s Stamford Bridge career has been mired by injuries and various loans, and he is yet to score a competitive goal for the Blues.

This summer, Jose Mourinho used him extensively in pre-season, only for the player to receive minimal playing time at the start of the year.

This helped to spur on a loan move to Everton, where Lukaku has been performing well. In total in the Premier League, the player has scored 26 goals in 53 appearances.

However, he has, on occasion, shown his frustration with his lack of game time at Chelsea, and other clubs around the Premier League are beginning to sniff an opportunity for a transfer.

In particular, Arsene Wenger is a known admirer of Lukaku, and has reportedly authorized a £23m bid for the Belgian striker.

Lukaku would represent an archetypal Wenger-player, a talented youngster who is likely worth a tidy investment.

Arsenal are also desperate for cover in that area of the pitch, and Lukaku would make for a good contribution to the side.

It remains to be seen whether or not Arsenal will make their move this January, however, as Lukaku picked up an ankle injury in the Merseyside derby last night.


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