Having enjoyed a scintillating start to the new season, Juventus are reportedly lining up Everton’s Romelu Lukaku as a transfer replacement for Mario Mandzukic, report Goal.com.
According to Italian source Calciomercato, Massimiliano Allegri’s side have earmarked the Belgian international as the perfect successor to Mandzukic who is now 30-years-old.
With Lukaku having openly discussed his desire to play Champions League football again in the past, Serie A giants Juventus would be able to deliver that stage while achieving a top four slot under Ronald Koeman would prove a tough ask.
Having registered seven Premier League goals so far this season, Lukaku only trails current leader Diego Costa by one strike.
Currently going well in sixth place in the top flight right now, Lukaku has nearly scored half of Ronald Koeman’s sides’ goals so far this term although the Toffees boast the second best defensive record in the league so far.
While Champions League football is a key objective for Lukaku, he may have to weigh up exactly how many starts he’d receive at Juventus Stadium with Argentine stars Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala already on Allegri’s star-studded roster.