Wenger ‘Set To Meet £25m Asking Price’ For Want-Away Hitman

By on June 8, 2014

According to reports today, Arsenal are ready to meet Chelsea’s £25m asking price for unsettled striker Romelu Lukaku.

Arsene Wenger has made a striker one of his main priorities this summer and while a number of names have been linked with a move to the Emirates in recent months, CaughtOffside claim Lukaku has now emerged as a key target.

The Belgian international recently confirmed he wants to leave Chelsea this summer after failing to establish himself at Stamford Bridge and it seems we are ready to offer him an escape route.

He told reporters yesterday:

“You know Chelsea: every year they buy a new top striker,”

“I remember me coming into the dressing room last year and seeing Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba and going: ‘Whoah! What’s happening here?’ But no problem. Many clubs are interested in me.” added Lukaku

“At this stage I have to look to myself. I have to play a good World Cup. That’s very interesting for all the players looking for a transfer, and I must be one of them. Chelsea know my point of view.”

The report claims that Arsene will make his move following Lukaku’s admission, and is ready to meet Chelsea’s £25m asking price for the 21-year-old in the coming days with the club understood to be ‘confident’ of luring the striker to North London.

Many feel Jose Mourinho would be reluctant to do business with us, but CaughtOffside suggest the Portuguese coach is open to selling to a rival and they point to the sale of Juan Mata to Manchester United as an example.

Lukaku would be an excellent signing but it remains to be seen how much truth there is in this report. CaughtOffside aren’t exactly the most reliable of sources so I’d personally take what they say with a pinch of salt.

However, I’d be delighted if they got this one right. Lukaku has proven he can cut it in the Premier League during his loan spells at West Brom and Everton and I think he’d be an upgrade on Olivier Giroud.


  1. gar14

    June 8, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Stop quoting CaughtOffside.

    It will do serious damage to any reputation you may wish to gain.

    • Neal

      June 8, 2014 at 7:25 pm

      Agreed. Same goes for TribalFootball, Goal.com, Sports Direct News…

    • Polargooner

      June 9, 2014 at 10:44 am

      Agreed. I thought this was a serious Gooner-blog.

  2. randall wagner

    June 8, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    Pls send me pics of the great legends of arsenal archive..

  3. liule taye

    June 8, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Arsen plea
    se bring cesc.

  4. francis okeny

    June 8, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    plz wenger bring back fabregas,if not buy Di maria benzina we need classic striker plz plz plz plz buy strikers

  5. Kenneth laku

    June 8, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    It good went wenger bring lukaku to the emirates to bring more goals it good for wenger to release Oliver giroud he is useless in the emirates brilliant wenger to bring lukaku to the club

  6. Prince Joe

    June 9, 2014 at 2:09 am

    Morinho taught he is wise but not realise that he greedy, envy, selfish and lack of respect to other managers in the same trade. l think it is high time Wenger should call off his bluff and arrogancy. He is afraid to sell to rivals because he has made more enemies than friends around the globe, his troughyless is just starting, no escaping route for him this time around.

  7. news phiri

    June 9, 2014 at 4:40 am

    please buy lukaku to offer giroud
    competition. he has proved himself in the premier league.


    June 9, 2014 at 7:00 am

    Please wenger bring back my fabrepas and song with a world class striker and defender to make my team back to 2008/2010 squad

  9. Noor moto

    June 9, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Bring back cesc and song and buy a top striker +2 defends

  10. ekene

    June 9, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    luic remi,balotelli

  11. Hubert Siame

    June 10, 2014 at 12:15 am

    Mario Balotelli is the best striker so that the ever disappointing giruod becomes a backup striker. Replace sagna and bring fabrigas to strengthen the mid field.

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