LUKAKU TO CHELSEA IS A NO-BRAINER, SAYS FORMER LIVERPOOL MIDFIELDER

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Chelsea look to be the number one destination for Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, if reports are anything to go by.

The 23-year-old has been in great form this season and Chelsea are keen on bringing him back to Stamford Bridge.

Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy believes the deal is a no-brainer.

“The obvious club to splash out and throw the 23-year-old Belgian straight in the team would be his former side, Chelsea, if they were to sell Diego Costa,” Murphy told BBC Sport.

“Lukaku has already said he will not sign a new contract at Everton and, if he does get an offer from Chelsea at the end of the season, then it would be a no-brainer – he has to do it.

“He would be Chelsea’s main striker, playing in the Champions League and challenging for the title in a team which will give him lots of chances, which is exactly where he wants to be.

“What he doesn’t want is to be stuck on the bench somewhere. For example, if Zlatan Ibrahimovic signs for another year at Manchester United and they come in for Lukaku, then he would be thinking: why would I go there now when I won’t be playing every week?

The former Liverpool and Fulham midfielder added: “Whichever club you name, if Lukaku joins them for next season and plays 45 games, scores 25 goals and wins a trophy, then he will have made the right choice.

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