With reports that Romelu Lukaku has rejected a new contract offer at Everton, many believe that the Belgian striker may return to Stamford Bridge this summer. Since his switch to Goodison Park, Lukaku has established himself as one of the Premier League’s top strikers.

Since his switch to Goodison Park, Lukaku has established himself as one of the Premier League’s top strikers. His impressive haul of 79 goals in 176 appearances proves that he has what it takes to succeed in England’s top flight.

But some are still questioning whether Lukaku is worth the fortune that will be required to seal his switch.  Despite his goalscoring acumen with the Toffees, it has yet to be seen if Lukaku is capable of leading the line for one of Europe’s top sides. And even if he is up to the task, there simply might be more affordable options that provide a better value.

As such we have decided to take a look at five other alternatives that Chelsea may be considering this summer. Most of the alternatives will still require Roman Abramovich to open his chequebook, but in today’s market, a quality striker is nearly priceless.

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