Romelu Lukaku Transfer Rumors, Betting Odds: Chelsea Striker to Make Everton or Wolfsburg Switch? (+Video)

Is Romelu Lukaku making a permanent move to Everton or to Wolfsburg?

Lukaku, 21, might have signed a contract with Chelsea, but he has barely featured for the Blues in his career.

Instead, the high rated Belgium international has spent the last two seasons on loan to West Bromwich Albion and Everton.

Lukaku’s meandering days could be over soon, however, as Everton manager Roberto Martinez has said that he intends to make a permanent move for the striker.

While with Everton on their pre-season tour in Thailand, Martinez was asked by Everton fans if he would sign Lukaku, and the Spaniard responded “Of course we’ll get him.”

It is uncertain if Martinez was making a tongue in cheek statement, or openly declaring his transfer intentions.

After Everton’s 1-0 lost to Leicester in Thailand on Sunday, Martinez said: “We still need two or three new players.

“And we’re very confident we’ll bring three players in. 

“We are still a work in progress. You cannot be happy when you lose a game.

“But we need to be realistic. We are in pre-season and we need to work towards being at our best level on the 16th August.”

Wolfsburg and Juventus have also been linked with Lukaku.

Dieter Hecking, Wolfsburg head coach, told Sky Sports News that:

“There are a lot of good strikers in England, and for sure Romelu Lukaku is one of them.

“We showed our interest, but the transfer window is open until the 31 August, so a lot of things will happen.

“A lot of rumors about Wolfsburg, and you’ll be one of the first to know if we have our striker.”

According to Sky Bet, Everton are favorites to sign Lukaku at 1/2, with Wolfsburg behind at 15/8.

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