Romelu Lukaku’s £65million price tag is putting several clubs off signing him, according to the Daily Mail.
New Everton boss Ronald Koeman would ideally like to keep the Belgian, who finished as the Premier League’s fourth top scorer last season behind Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, and Sergio Aguero.
West Ham, Crystal Palace, and Chelsea have all expressed an interest, but only the latter of the three would have anywhere near the kind of funds required to bring him in.
Palace and West Ham are both flexing their new-found financial muscles this summer, but not to that extent.
For Lukaku to be worth £65million, he would need to be considered world-class, and that is still a subject up for debate.
The 23-year-old has proven his doubters, which includes Jose Mourinho, wrong with an impressive spell on Merseyside.
However, Lukaku seemed to quickly lose form around March and missed a crucial penalty in the FA Cup semi-final which Everton lost to Manchester United, so his value has diminished somewhat in recent months.
Everton are standing by their price tag which could stop a deal going through and leave them with a very unhappy striker on their hands.