Ex-Arsenal player-turned-pundit Paul Merson believes Chelsea target Romelu Lukaku is right to reject a new Everton contract and force an Everton exit.
Lukaku is the highest goal scorer in the Premier League at the moment and Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is keen to bring back the striker to Stamford Bridge this summer.
“Romelu Lukaku is right to say no to a new contract at Everton. I think he was going to sign and then other clubs came in and he changed his mind,” Merson wrote in the Daily Star.
“You don’t say it’s 99 per cent done and then not sign unless someone has got in your ear. I think his head has been turned by a bigger club and he wants to keep his options open.
“He’s right to do that. He’d fit in well at his old club Chelsea, or even Arsenal. He’s done very well at Everton but they get to a certain stage with players and then they leave.”