Chelsea transfer news: Blues contact Everton over Lukaku and Stones, Mkhitaryan bid considered and more gossip
The Blues, according to Belgian news outlet Het Laatste Nieuws, are leading the race to sign the in-demand Toffees pair. Since Roberto Martinez’s sacking, interest has reportedly risen in the duo, and Chelsea have made contact. Lukaku left Stamford Bridge for Goodison Park on a permanent deal in July 2014, and his 25 goals last season have resulted in him being linked with a return. Stones, meanwhile, was the subject of four bids last summer, even handing in a transfer request, but Everton stood firm on blocking his exit.