Real Madrid and Juventus have both reportedly targeted the signing of Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea this summer, with Madrid seeing him as an alternative should they miss out on the signing of Radamel Falcao from Monaco, according to AS.
They face stiff opposition from the Old Lady of Turin, however, with Juve’s sporting director Giuseppe Marotta set to contact the Stamford Bridge club about bringing the striking talent, who spent last season on loan with Everton, to the club on either a permanent or temporary basis.
Corriere dello Sport are suggesting that Juventus would be happy with taking Lukaku to the club on loan, which is Chelsea’s preferred option, but would be happier to sign him on a permanent basis. Chelsea are looking to loan him out after the additions of Diego Costa and Didier Drogba.
The 21-year-old has also attracted interest from Real, with Ancelotti looking for another striker to cover after the departure of Alvaro Morata.
Lukaku is keen to settle his future, having spent the last two seasons on loan to sides in the Premier League. He also spent a season with West Brom, where he was also a great force in front of goal.
The last two seasons have seen him score 32 goals in 66 Premier League games, an incredible record given the fact he has spent neither of them at a side expected to challenge for honours.