Arsenal told to offer £60m for struggling Romelu Lukaku.
Arsenal legend Paul Merson believes the club could strike a deal for unsettled star Romelu Lukaku this summer.
The Gunners are in desperate need of a lethal striker and Lukaku could be a perfect signing for them even though the Belgian struggled in his second debut with Chelsea last season scoring only eight Premier League goals.
“Arsenal should make a cheeky £60m bid for Romelu Lukaku,” said Merson. “Because if Chelsea are so desperate to let him go that they’re talking about loaning him to Inter Milan, surely they would take the money.
“I would be chasing Lukaku hard if I was Arsenal. I’d be trying my hardest. You don’t have to do too much running at Arsenal. The way they play you want the centre forward to be up front and stay there. He would suit them. Arsenal have runners who could get in behind him and supply him with crosses.
“I would like to think Arsenal is a club Lukaku would consider. They’re talking about him going back to Inter Milan. But Arsenal are as big a club as Inter. Arsenal may not be in the Champions League next season, but Inter are not winning it are they?
“The Premier League is not like that. It’s hard enough to score against Norwich. But Lukaku would score goals for Arsenal.”