RED-HOT LUKAKU IN SHOP WIN­DOW

Sunday Express - - Front Page - Ever­ton Chelsea By Colin Mafham

ROMELU LUKAKU will be play­ing for his future at Good­i­son this af­ter­noon.

The Premier League’s top scorer with 24 goals aims to put on a show to con­vince Chelsea to fork out mas­sive money to re­sign him this sum­mer.

Ever­ton this month slapped a world record £100mil­lion price tag on the Bel­gian, who to­day comes up against Diego Costa – the man he hopes to re­place at Stam­ford Bridge.

It is a bat­tle that Chelsea man­ager An­to­nio Conte ex­pects 19-goal Costa to win for his team.

Lukaku (above) joined Chelsea in 2011 and had loan spells at West Brom and Ever­ton be­fore the Merseysiders bought him in 2014 for £28m. Conte de­clined to say if Lukaku, 23, is be­ing lined up for a re­turn to Chelsea if Costa, 28, (right) opts for a big-money move to China. The Ital­ian said: “Lukaku is a good player who has scored a lot of goals. “But Diego is a very im­por­tant player and in this part of the sea­son he will be de­ci­sive for us. “We are talk­ing about two great strik­ers but, for me, Diego is the best striker in the world.” Conte backed his bat­tlers to clinch a vi­tal win to­day. He said: “We have a lot of war­riors. “It’s great to have tal­ent but I like it a lot when we have a war­rior dur­ing a game above all, the play­ers with tal­ent work hard.”

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