By Harvey Byrne
Chelsea could offer Loic Remy to Everton as part of the deal to bring Romelu Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge, according to a report.
The Telegraph claims that Chelsea are prepared to break their 2011 transfer record of £50million for Fernando Torres to secure a deal that could be worth as much as £70million for Lukaku.
It is said that the Premier League big spenders could offer Remy in as part of the deal to prise the Belgium striker from Goodison Park.
The 29-year-old French striker joined Chelsea from QPR for £10.5million in 2014, but he could be considered surplus to requirements after playing in 20 fixtures for the Blues last season with a return of just three goals.
The 2015 Premier League winners have also signed another Belgium striker in Michy Batshuayi for £33.2million this summer.
This news comes after the Mail claimed Lukaku has told his Toffees team-mates that he wants to leave the club this summer and return to Stamford Bridge.
It is said that Lukaku is convinced he has a greater chance of making an impact at Chelsea the second time round with Diego Costa still keen to join Atletico Madrid.
The Mail report says Chelsea have bid a staggering £68million but Everton are holding out for £75million for the Belgium international.
Lukaku left Chelsea for Everton two years ago when he became the Merseysiders’ £28million club-record signing following an impressive season on loan at the club.
It would be remarkable if the 23-year-old were to return this summer for a sum that would demolish the British transfer record.
Lukaku has scored an impressive 61 goals in 127 appearances for Everton, including 25 in 46 matches last season in a team that finished 11th in the Premier League.
Everton are increasingly resigned to losing their prize asset, who is almost certain to have communicated his intention to quit to club chiefs.
In other Everton transfer news, the Toffees have completed the signing of Idrissa Gueye from Aston Villa.