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Tim Sherwood has admitted that Tottenham are interested in landing Chelsea forward Romelu Lukaku in the summer.

The Belgian is currently on loan with Everton, where he's enjoyed a superb season to date. He's got 12 goals in 24 Premier League appearance since heading to Goodison Park from Chelsea.

Despite his good form, reports suggest he could leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season, with Tottenham in the hunt for his signature.

His agent Christophe Henrotay told Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad yesterday: "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."

Earlier today Everton boss Roberto Martinez revealed that Lukaku needed to impress during the last seven games of the season before the club would consider trying to sign him permanently from Chelsea.

Now Sherwood, speaking ahead of Tottenham's game against Sunderland on Monday, confirmed that a move for Lukaku 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," he said.

Chelsea are said to be willing to let Lukaku leave for a fee in the region of £25 million. Despite his obvious talent, the striker appears to have a fractious relationship with Jose Mourinho.

When asked in December why he had decided to let him leave Chelsea despite the club's striker shortage, the Chelsea boss said: 'Romelu likes to speak. He's a young boy who likes to speak. But the only thing he didn't say is why he went to Everton on loan.

'That's the only thing he never says. And my last contact with him was to tell him exactly that. Why do you never say why you are not here? So it's something he should (talk about) because he likes to speak.

'It's something he should say, the reason why he's not with Chelsea and is in Everton.'

Tottenham have their own issues in attack and should add to their forward line in the summer, while Chelsea expected to land a big-name forward themselves.

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