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Romelu Lukaku might end up listening to an offer from Tottenham this summer.
On Tuesday, the Daily Telegraph's Matt Law reported that Tottenham "have made Romelu Lukaku, Chelsea’s £25 million-rated striker, one of their top summer transfer targets."
Law mentions Spurs were interested in Lukaku—currently on loan at Everton—last summer. Whether a move for him would ever have been a goer is debatable, in large part because of his disagreeable relationship with former Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas during their time together at Chelsea.
ESPN FC notes that Lukaku came out against the Portuguese, and then a little later spoke with less hostility about his former coach.
With this no longer an obstacle, if Chelsea are willing to sell and the player is open to a move to North London, Lukaku would be as close a thing to a guarantee as Spurs are likely to find.
The Belgium international has scored 29 Premier League goals over the last two campaigns (last season with West Bromwich Albion). At 6'3", he is physically imposing with power to match, but nimble enough so as not to be cumbersome.
Having already proven himself a capable scorer in England, at 20, there is a lot of potential upside to his career too.
In Emmanuel Adebayor and Harry Kane, Spurs already have a couple of strikers who are similar height-wise and not far removed in playing style.
Unless the object would be to assemble a notably sizable front line, one would likely make way in the event of Lukaku arriving in order to free up space for a little variation.