Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho prepared to do a deal in the region of £20m to allow one of Europe’s hottest prospects, Romelu Lukaku, to leave the club – report

It’s one of those things which is simply inexplicable. And, unless you are somehow inside the head of Jose Mourinho, you will have no idea of working out why Chelsea are reportedly preparing to let Romelu Lukaku leave the club.

We know that the Chelsea boss values hard work, team ethics and individual skill very highly. But, with another super season under his belt, you won’t find Roberto Martinez complaining that the big Belgian lacks any of those qualities. With 13 league goals so far this season Everton have certainly been a better side with him in it.

Nevertheless, reports today continue to suggest that Jose Mourinho is prepared to offload Lukaku at the end of the season in a complete revamp of his front line.

Jose Mourinho is prepared to let Romelu Lukaku leave Stamford Bridge ahead of next season as he looks to revamp his forward line.

And while Chelsea already value the 20-year-old striker at in-excess of £20million there is a sense at Stamford Bridge that his price tag will inflate significantly if he has a productive tournament in Brazil.

Ok, Jose may not rate Lukaku as a player who could be his main man – his talisman. But in a game which relies ever more heavily on squad rotation wouldn’t Lukaku be a superb third or fourth choice player for a club looking to make an impression on four fronts next season?

It’s a strange one indeed and there is no guarantee that Cheslea’s summer signings will be any better than the Belgian. Mata left rather controversially and Jose has yet to be proven right on that one. Perhaps Chelsea are about to make a big mistake in allowing Romelu to follow Daniel Sturridge out of the door come May.

Chelsea fans, can you see the logic in this one?


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