Wolfsburg are ready to fight for the signature of Romelu Lukaku after their manager Dieter Hecking revealed that they are interested in securing the Belgian striker's services.
This is according to Sky Sports, where Hecking has been shown speaking in an interview about the signing of Lukaku. The Bundesliga coach said: "There are a lot of good strikers in England and for sure, Romelu Lukaku is one of them.
"We have shown our interest but the transfer window is open until the 31st August, so a lot of things will happen.
"A lot of rumours about Wolfsburg and you will be the first to know if we have our striker."
This inquisitive response to the mounting rumours regarding the 21-year-old and the Bundesliga side suggests that the club are preparing to make a bid for the Chelsea striker. Wolfsburg's chief, Klaus Allofs, has denied that they have made a bid of €28million for him, as reported by the German newspaper Bild, but he has backed up his manager by confirming that they are looking for a new centre forward.
Wolfsburg striking options:
Last season, the Wolves were heavily reliant on Ivica Olic for their goals from the front as the 34 year-old netted 14 times. Even though he proved at the World Cup this summer he is still able to play at the top level, Wolfsburg will be aware that the Croatian is coming to the end of his career.
Bas Dost has been unable to make an impression in the Bundesliga and last year was ruled out for much of it through injury. In the previous season he scored four times from 13 games. For Wolfsburg, it is clear they need a fresh face who can score consistently and Lukaku fits the bill.
Lukaku in the Premier League:
Since making his move from Anderlecht to Chelsea in 2011, Lukaku has had plenty of experience in the Premier League, although virtually none of it has been with the Blues. Due to Chelsea's desire to see Fernando Torres succeed and the arrival of other experienced strikers, the Belgian has moved on and had spells at West Bromwich Albion and Everton, collectively scoring 32 goals in 66 games.
Despite not lighting up the World Cup, like many expected, after just scoring the singular goal against the United States, the young forward is being courted by a lot of suitors and it is puzzling why Chelsea are refusing to speak out and shun away bidders considering his quality.
Amongst the interested sides are Juventus, Real Madrid and Liverpool, plus there is still a possibility that he could re-unite with Roberto Martinez at Everton.