Manchester United and Chelsea Quoted $125 Million For Star Striker

Mourinho and Conte
Jose Mourinho, left, and Antonio Conte at Old Trafford, Manchester, April 16. Mourinho and Conte both reportedly want to sign Everton Romelu Lukaku. Reuters / Carl Recine

Everton has put a £100 million ($125 million) price tag on Manchester United and Chelsea target Romelu Lukaku, according to reports.

The 23-year-old forward, who is top scorer in the Premier League this season with 24 goals, has suggested he will look for a move away from Goodison Park this summer in search of Champions League football.

But, according to the Liverpool Echo, it will take a world-record sum of £100 million to capture the services of the Belgian, who has refused to sign a new contract with Everton.

Chelsea, Lukaku's former club, attempted to sign the striker last summer with Everton then valuing him at £70 million ($88 million).

But his prolific goalscoring form, as well as providing six assists, has led to the Merseyside club adding another £30 million (about $38 million) on top of the valuation.

Lukaku joined Everton permanently in 2014 from Chelsea, following a loan deal, that saw him become the club's most expensive player at £28 million ($35 million).

Jose Mourinho's Manchester United has also reportedly been keen on signing the striker as it looks for a long-term replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic and to strengthen its squad for next season.

The current deal would mean Lukaku's contract at Goodison Park expires in 2019.