Chelsea's Diego Costa 'holding up Romelu Lukaku move to frustrate Antonio Conte'

"Could be bargaining tool but good source tells me Lukaku camp seem to favour move to Man Utd over Chelsea #efc #mufc #cfc", he said on Twitter.

Everton could be subjected to a world record offer when it comes to striker Romelu Lukaku, with Chelsea boss Antonio Conte telling the Blues that he wants the Belgium worldwide signed at any cost, as reported by the Telegraph.

Everton have been amongst the Premier League's big spenders so far this summer, but the men from Merseyside are set to see star striker Romelu Lukaku depart Goodison Park.

The 24-year-old had a scintillating season for the Toffees, scoring 26 goals in 39 games in all competitions, and that form has prompted Ronald Koeman to slap a £100m price tag on his head in an attempt to ward off any potential suitors.

A return to Stamford Bridge for Lukaku may be a good fit for both parties, but the Belgian global is sure to have other options, with Manchester United also believed to be amongst his admirers.

Lukaku is now on holiday with United ace Paul Pogba and is said to be open to working with Jose Mourinho again. The Spanish worldwide will not be able to play for them until January because of the transfer ban, but is keen to go there.

The only problem for Chelsea now, according to BBC journalist Richard Askam is the player's entourage are exhausted of how Chelsea treated Lukaku and prefer he joins Man United.

Morata, however, wants to leave Madrid and is pushing to make his move to Manchester United happen.

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