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Tottenham to offload stars to fund Romelu Lukaku move

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Chelsea have set a £32million asking price for the Belgian star. (©GettyImages)
Chelsea have set a £32million asking price for the Belgian star. (©GettyImages).

Mauricio Pochettino has made two of his strikers available for transfer in order to raise funds to move for Chelsea’s young striker, Romelu Lukaku.

The Mirror have reported that the new Tottenham boss is willing to listen to offers for Emmanuel Adebayor and Spanish flop, Roberto Soldado.

Chelsea have placed a £32million asking price on Lukaku, who is currently with the Belgium squad at the World Cup, and interest in the 21-year-old is high.

The North London club are expecting a bidding war and want to ensure that they have the funds to complete a deal.

Adebayor currently earns a massive £170,000 per week, but club chairman, Daniel Levy, does not feel that the player is worth the expense, despite scoring 14 goals in 25 appearances for the club last season.

The Togo striker could return to free-spending Monaco, where he played before joining Arsenal in 2006.

Spurs are also considering offloading Soldado, who they paid £26million for last summer.

The Spanish striker failed to impress in the Premier League, managing just six goals in 28 appearances, and the club aren’t willing to wait to see if the former Valencia man can improve next season.

Lukaku has managed 32 goals in 68 Premier League games while on loan with West Bromwich Albion and Everton and, at the age of 21, is likely to continue developing.

The Belgian international is not thought to feature in Jose Mourinho’s first-team plans at Chelsea next season, but he is reportedly unwilling to spend another season out on loan, making a move away likely.

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Chelsea
Emmanuel Adebayor
Tottenham Hotspur
Romelu Lukaku
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