Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur would only be able to sign Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku on a loan deal this summer.
Marco Conterio has reported about the situation of Lukaku and Spurs’ interest in the Belgian striker. Tottenham continue to keeep tabs on the striker but he is not currently at the top of their strikers’ shortlist, with Harry Kane having joined BAyern Munich already.
Arsenal’s Folarin Balogun and Lille’s Jonathan David are currently at the top of their shortlist but if the duo isn’t sold by their current clubs, Lukaku’s name could rise up on the shortlist this summer. But Daniel Levy would only look to sign Lukaku on a loan deal and not on a permanent deal in the last few days of the window.
Spurs do not want to sign Lukaku on a permanent basis and they believe that if they make an investment, they will only make it on a young player. Monaco are interested in Balogun and Lille are resisting attempts to sell David and this can make sure that Spurs would only be able to land Lukaku on an initial loan deal with an option to buy the player permanently.