Chelsea have reportedly submitted a €72m offer for Everton striker and Belgium international Romelu Lukaku.

According to Matteo Pedrosi, an Italian journalist for both Calcio Mercato and Sport Italia, that would be the base amount and more would be added through further bonus payments.

The speculation about Lukaku’s departure this summer isn’t something new, and the rumours of a Chelsea move have been growing considerably in the past few days.

It’s not the only claim in Italy about a big new Chelsea offer for Lukaku, and it’s quite a building story there. That’s either because everyone is jumping on it in the hope of being right, or because the information is being fed to the Italian media.

With Lukaku’s agent being Mino Raiola, it would be easy to suspect it was agent related, but they may well be more gossip related.