Bundesliga side Wolfsburg are interested in bringing Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku to the club, according to their sporting director.
The future of Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku is turning into one of the transfer sagas of the summer, with Bundesliga side Wolfsburg emerging as the latest contenders for the Belgian’s signature according to reports from Sky Sports.
The 21 year-old centre forward, who has been linked with moves to a host of clubs including Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal, looks set to be leaving Stamford Bridge with the Blues’ move for Diego Costa seemingly imminent.
Lukaku has enjoyed two fruitful loan spells in the Premier League since arriving in West London from Belgian side Anderlecht, enjoying successive fifteen goal seasons for West Bromwich Albion and Everton.
Wolfsburg sporting director Klaus Allofs has now thrown his team’s hat firmly into the ring:
“If the player is getting cheaper, maybe this affair is picking up pace. But even then we won’t be the only club chasing the player’s signature.
“Actually we are looking at top-class strikers and we do not have any pressure. We are patiently waiting for the right moment.”
Whilst clearly being a long way from a completed deal, Wolfsburg’s interest opens up a new dimension to the saga and increases the possibility of a bidding war being sparked.
The Bundesliga club may seem like an unlikely destination for such an in-demand player, but they do have form when it comes to surprising transfers having landed Bayern Munich and Brazil midfielder Luiz Gustavo from under the noses of Arsenal last summer.