Chelsea‘s bid to re-sign Romelu Lukaku this summer is being held up for two reasons despite for some time looking like a transfer was imminent.
The Blues have made the Everton striker their top target up front this summer, with Alvaro Morata preferring instead to move to rivals Manchester United.
Still, Chelsea have not yet been able to announce a deal due to the upcoming change in kit sponsorship, which would require Lukaku to be unveiled in the Premier League champions’ new Nike strip.
Chelsea are still technically with Adidas until July 1, but after that are expected to confirm a number of new arrivals, including Tiemoue Bakayoko and Alex Sandro.
Lukaku could be next, though the Daily Express claim Everton are still hoping to squeeze more money out of the west Londoners.
While Chelsea had hoped £70million would be enough to land the 24-year-old, the Toffees are supposedly expecting around £10m more for their star player.
Lukaku scored 25 Premier League goals last season to finish runner-up to Harry Kane in the race for the Golden Boot, and has long been expected to make the step up to a bigger club.