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Romelu Lukaku is a serious talent, but there are question marks over whether the Belgian international is elite enough to be Chelsea's striker of the future.
Everton are desperately short of options up front, especially with Nikica Jelavic currently misfiring. Adding a player of Lukaku's calibre would instantly augment their options.
There's three ways this could potentially happen.
If Marouane Fellaini departs in the summer, as most predict he will, Chelsea seems to most mooted destination (via Sky Sports). First of all, David Moyes could demand Lukaku arrives as part of any deal.
If that's not possible, Everton could somehow muster the cash to prise him away from Chelsea (probably the least likely scenario). Or, finally, the Toffees could simply acquire him on loan.
Having impressed at West Brom—where's he's just become the youngest foreigner to register 10 Premier League goals in a season—Chelsea may want another season to test Lukaku at a slightly higher level.
Everton will certainly be looking for a new option in attack and if Lukaku becomes a possibility, he should be targeted immediately.
The Toffees made a bid for Alvaro Negredo toward to end of January, and he could perhaps be another option to look at up front (via BBC Sport).