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Chelsea reach verbal agreement to sign Lukaku from Inter

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Chelsea reach verbal agreement to sign Lukaku from Inter

Romelu Lukaku is heavily linked with a move to Chelsea this summer, the 28-year-old Belgian international has a blast season with Inter Milan after scoring 24 goals, 11 assists in his 36 appearances.

Despite splashing out more than £220million on new talent in last summer’s transfer window, finding a consistent source of goals within the team has been a problem, as Timo Werner has failed to pull up any trees in his maiden season in English football.

But if Chelsea are to take that next step and rival the likes of Manchester City in the quest for the Premier League title next season, having a player at the top end of the pitch that can put the ball in the back of the net on a regular basis is a must.

In recent weeks and months the Blues, who will discover their fixture list for the 2021/22 season in a little over two weeks time, have been linked with a whole host of strikers, including Tottenham Hotspur ace Harry Kane, Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund and Inter striker Lukaku.

Whilst Kane and Haaland are almost certain to cost any potential suitor well over £100million, the expectation is that Lukaku, who left Chelsea in 2014, would be available for somewhere between £60million to £80million

Would Lukaku want Chelsea return?

Given the fact he’s played so well at Inter, and revealed his admiration for the club, it is a little tough to see Lukaku wanting to move on now.

But if Inter accepted a bid from Chelsea, would the Belgian star be focused on unfinished business with the Blues?

He joined them from Anderlecht as a teenager then spent time on loan at West Brom and Everton, joining the latter permanently before moving to Manchester United.

Does Lukaku need to prove himself in the Premier League? Nope.

When a team plays to his strengths and he is the focal point of an attack under a manager who believes in him, the results are obvious. He didn’t have that at Chelsea, then Manchester United, under Jose Mourinho.

This time around at Chelsea he would provide Tuchel with a clear goalscorer, as Chelsea created so many chances this season but just couldn’t put enough of them away as Werner was dangerous but lost his finishing touch, while Havertz only scored his first Champions League goal in the final.

It is now all about adding quality rather than quantity for Chelsea, and Tuchel knows that Lukaku will add the former to his young squad.

 

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