If you thought Pogba's fee was crazy, check out Lukaku's asking price

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Lukaku back at Chelsea?
Lukaku back at Chelsea?

Everton are reported to be demanding a whopping £75m to sell striker Romelu Lukaku back to Chelsea.

Lukaku has hinted that he would relish the chance to return to Chelsea, three years after he was ushered out of the club by manager Jose Mourinho.

The Blues secured what was viewed as a lavish £28m fee to sell the Belgian marksman to the Goodison Park club back in 2014, after his season-long loan on Merseyside convinced Everton to make the deal permanent.

Yet rumours throughout this summer have suggested that Chelsea are now keen to re-sign the striker, with the latest figures being touted for his possible sale making United's possible £100m deal for Paul Pogba look relatively cheap.

Lukaku had an indifferent campaign at Everton last season and has hinted that he would consider leaving the Toffees to realise his dream of starring in the Champions League.

Yet Chelsea are not in European competition next season, so a move back to Stamford Bridge could only be for the huge cash on offer and the challenge of completing unfinished business in west London.

It seems hard to image Chelsea handing over £75m and admitting they made a mistake in letting Lukaku leave for nearly a third of that price three years ago, but that is the story running on the back page of the Daily Mirror.

Like so many transfer tales this summer, this story may well be quickly forgotten, but it is further evidence of the crazy cash sums now being placed on the heads of some of the European football's biggest stars.