Manchester United will have to stump up £65m to snare Everton star Romelu Lukaku.
The Toffees are desperate to keep the prolific Goodison goal-getter and hope the astronomical sum will scare off interest from Europe’s top clubs this summer.
The Red Devil’s have been monitoring Lukaku’s goals, and more importantly all-round performances, this season.
But they are not alone, and European giants Real Madrid, Paris Saint- Germain, Manchester City and even former club Chelsea have shown interest in the 22-year-old.
So the Merseysiders are acutely aware that their club record £28m signing is now one of the game’s hottest properties.
He has already hit 19 goals in all competitions this term including 12 in his last 14 games.
And the Belgian international himself has made no secret of his desire to play at the highest level with a Champions League club.