Chelsea are determined to sell Romelu Lukaku next year, and have gone so far as to settle on a price they are willing to receive for the Belgian striker.
He was signed in the summer of 2021 for a then record fee from Inter Milan, but failed to settle in West London and rejoined the Serie A side on loan last season.
They had the option to make the move permanent, but declined it, and he was sent out on loan ago, although remaining In Italy, hooking up with Jose Mourinho at Roma.
There are signs that he may be finding his form again – he scored his first goal for his new club against Empoli, and, at the weekend, managed a brace against Cagliari.
Although he remains under contract at Stamford Bridge until 2026, it is difficult to imagine him ever pulling on a Chelsea shirt again.
And whilst they want £37 million for the player they bought for close to £98 million, in reality they might be prepared to take what they can get.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.