Romelu Lukaku

Tottenham are preparing a move for Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku in the summer, according to the Metro.

Spurs chairman, Daniel Levy, has made the Belgian his top priority in the summer and is waiting to open talks with Chelsea when the transfer window opens.

The 20-year-old has fallen out of favour with Jose Mourinho and is unlikely to don the Chelsea shirt, having spent two seasons on loan at West Bromwich Albion and Everton, respectively.

The striker is valued at a fee in the range of £20m and will be a brilliant addition for Spurs, who have struggled to cope with Roberto Soldado upfront.

Lukaku and Emmanuel Adebayor up top have the potential to build a fearsome partnership. Christian Eriksen sitting behind them will add the creative spark to the game and together they can contribute to the attack in a way they have not managed through the length of this season

Spurs will face competition from Everton, who are also in for the striker, having kept him on a season-long loan.

However, Roberto Martinez may be strapped for finances, especially with Mourinho looking to sell the striker at a premium. The striker has bagged 15 goals this season for the Merseyside club.

His agent Christope Henrotay believes that Lukaku has an uncertain few months ahead of him, especially with Chelsea yet to decide on his future.

"It's all going to depend on Chelsea. We'll see together what the best options are. Chelsea need lots of great strikers. And if there are too many, they'll choose to allow Romelu to leave," he said.

Tottenham are looking to rebuild their squad in the summer and are likely to relieve Tim Sherwood of his services. Frank de Boer and Mauricio Pochettino are favourites to take over from Sherwood with Levy also looking to get rid of the deadwood they secured last summer.

The likes of Soldado and Erik Lamela are expected to be shown the door while a fresh breed of players are set to be brought into the side to rejuvenate their challenge for a Champions League spot.