Ashley Williams and Romelu Lukaku
Swansea City's Ashley Williams and Everton's Romelu Lukaku vie for the ball during their Premier League game. Reuters

Tim Sherwood has dropped a major hint that Tottenham Hotspur could make an approach in signing Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku in the summer.

The Belgium international joined the west London club in 2011 and in the last two seasons, he has been away from Stamford Bridge on-loan. The 20-year-old was at West Bromwich Albion last season and managed 17 goals for them in the league.

Lukaku is currently on a season-long loan at Everton and has continued his fine in the league. This campaign, the striker has bagged 12 goals and managed six assists from 26 league appearances.

The Guardian reports the north London club are interested in bringing Lukaku to White Hart Lane in the summer. With Spurs's manager's latest comments, a move for the Belgium striker could be on the cards.

"He is a player who signed at a young age for Chelsea. He's had two good loan spells. Whether he will come here will be addressed at the end of the season," talkSPORT quoted Sherwood as saying.

The Telegraph claims Spurs are preparing a £25m move in landing Lukaku at the end of the season. The north London side's chairman Daniel Levy is reportedly set to sanction the budget in signing Chelsea striker.

Spurs are keen on giving Lukaku a rise in his current £40,000-a-week wages. The striker's agent Christophe Henrotay has admitted that he has held talks with Levy. However, his representative denied an agreement has been reached between the two sides.

"I'm looking for a club for Romelu. And yes, I've talked to Daniel Levy once, but that doesn't mean Romelu will definitely join Spurs. That's not a talking point at this moment," Henrotay told Belgium newspaper Het Nieuwsblad.

"There aren't 20 teams that can afford to buy Romelu. He won't go from Everton to, let's say, Swansea. There's also a difference between Everton that plays against relegation and an Everton that fights for European football."

Spurs have allowed Jermain Defoe join Major League Soccer side Toronto FC earlier this year, leaving them with Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado as first choice strikers in the squad.