Merson wants Arsenal to bid for Chelsea striker Lukaku

Arsenal title winner Paul Merson wants to see them bid for Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku.

Merson says they should ask Chelsea and the Belgian the question.

He wrote in the Daily Star: “Arsenal should make a cheeky £60m bid for Romelu Lukaku this summer.

“Because if Chelsea are so desperate to let him go that they’re talking about loaning him to Inter Milan, surely they would take the money! Arsenal haven’t had someone who is big and strong and dynamic like that since Kevin Campbell.

“I know he hasn’t scored a lot of goals this season but Lukaku is an elite goalscorer. Arsenal play great football up to the edge of the box but then it often fizzles out.

“Arsenal have runners who could get in behind him and supply him with crosses. I would like to think Arsenal is a club Lukaku would consider. They’re talking about him going back to Inter Milan but Arsenal are as big a club as Inter. Arsenal may not be in the Champions League next season, but Inter are not winning it are they?”

Writing in his Daily Star column, he said: ‘Arsenal should make a cheeky £60m bid for Romelu Lukaku this summer.