CHELSEA are eyeing up a £100million double swoop for Everton pair Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley, according to reports.
Lukaku has told the Toffees he will not extend his current contract with the club as he looks for Champions League football.
Ross Barkley and Romelu Lukaku are both wanted in a £100million deal by Chelsea
The Blues are favourite to land Lukaku, 23, but the Telegraph are reporting that the west London club are ready to rival Tottenham for England international Barkley as well.
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Everton have slapped a £65million price-tag on their Belgian hitman who looked certain to sign a contract extension.
On Tuesday Lukaku stunned Goodison chiefs, when he told them he would not sign the five-year contract extension Toffees top brass thought was all but agreed.
The Belgium international’s agent had strongly suggested he was close to agreeing new terms
Chelsea and Real Madrid are interested in the Premier League’s joint-top goalscorer
But the former Anderlecht striker revealed the clubs lack of ambition has made him want to quit the club and look for a new challenge.
Chelsea – who sold Lukaku to Everton back in 2014 – are favourites to land the attacker who has one year left on his current contract.
Barkley, 23, has seen a resurgence in form that has made clubs like Spurs rekindle their interest in the midfielder.
Ross Barkley has failed to shine at Goodison Park this season but has seen a resurgence in form recently
Ross Barkley is wanted by a number of top English teams
But the Blues are also ready to test the Toffees’ resolve and make a £30million bid for Barkley.
Barkley – who was dropped by Ronald Koeman earlier in the campaign – faces some stiff competition for a spot in the side at Goodison Park.
And that could help the Blues in their chase for the highly-rated attacker.