Reports are out claiming that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits he was interested in Everton striker Romelu Lukaku when he was a teenager.
Lukaku has scored five times in his last four appearances and Wenger has been impressed with how the striker has developed since arriving in England as a 18-year-old.
“We knew him from Belgium, but he went to Chelsea,” he said. “He then went out on loan to Everton and I expected him to go back to Chelsea. After that, we were never on the case [to sign him].
“He’s developing well – year after year he’s better. His finishing his better, technical link-up play is better. He is promising a big career, it’s always a sign when the numbers are better year after year.
“We’ve just played against Neymar, Messi and Suarez, so [Lukaku] give us another headache. Our defenders should take encouragement from the performance they put in against Barcelona.”