Chelsea have put a £32m price-tag on Romelu Lukaku in an attempt to ward off Tottenham Hotspur and Everton during the summer transfer window, according to the Daily Express.
The Belgian international has been linked with a move to Tottenham in recent weeks with the possibility of a transfer to Everton also lurking in the shadows. The report states that the Blues have been asked by Lukaku to either sell him or play him regularly in the upcoming campaign with Serie A champions Juventus too said to be interested in signing the striker.
The 21-year-old is believed to be keen on playing in the Champions League but reportedly does not feature in Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho's plans. The Portuguese tactician is preparing for the arrival of his number one target - Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa - with the Brazil-born Spanish international already revealing his reasons to join the west London club.
Lukaku made the switch to Stamford Bridge for the reported fee of £20m in August 2011 and made 12 appearances during the 2011/12 season before spending the two subsequent seasons impressing on loan at West Bromwich Albion and Everton.
Tottenham are also said to be keen on acquiring his services as newly appointed boss, Mauricio Pochettino, is desperate to prove his credentials by guiding the north London club to a top four finish in the Premier League next year, and thus wants to bolster his attacking options by signing the former Anderlecht star.
Lukaku shined for Everton last season and was their top scorer with 15 goals in 31 league appearances. The Toffees boss Roberto Martinez wants to retain him and the Merseyside club's chairman Bill Kenwright has admitted that they are making an effort to sign the Belgian striker.
Although Lukaku has hinted that he might be willing to stay and fight for his place in Chelsea's starting XI, the Express claims that Inter Milan and Wolfsburg are among the other clubs waiting to secure his signature.
It is also believed that Lukaku's agent, Christophe Henrotay, has travelled to Brazil to meet his client, who is in action for Belgium at the World Cup, to discuss about a potential transfer if a genuine opportunity arises in the coming weeks.
The report also suggests that Chelsea could be willing to allow Lukaku to leave only on loan but will consider selling only if a sizeable bid is tabled.