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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Romelu Lukaku's stance on summer transfer as Chelsea make £100million approach

Romelu Lukaku is reportedly unlikely to force a move away from the San Siro this summer despite Chelsea's interest in the prolific Belgi...
Romelu Lukaku is reportedly unlikely to force a move away from the San Siro this summer despite Chelsea's interest in the prolific Belgian





Chelsea get their Premier League campaign underway in less than two weeks when they host Crystal Palace on August 14. However, it remains to be seen who will be leading the lines for the Blues, with their pursuit of a world-class striker yet to materialise into advanced negotiations with any club. The current champions of Europe have been chasing Borussia Dortmund wonderkid Erling Haaland for the majority of the summer as head coach Thomas Tuchel looks to bridge the gap between his side and last season's champions Manchester City. 

Despite the German's interest in the 21-year-old, a move appears unlikely given Dortmund's steep asking price of around £150million, resulting in Chelsea turning their attention to Inter Milan frontman Romelu Lukaku.



Lukaku, who previously spent three years at Stamford Bridge as a youngster, would also likely command a hefty fee in excess of £100million given he has scored a whopping 64 goals in 96 games for the Nerazzurri. Sky Italia reported on Sunday night that the Blues saw a player-plus-cash bid of £85million and Marcos Alonso rejected for the 28-year-old, with transfer expert Fabrizio Romano claiming that the Inter Milan board are unlikely to allow their star striker to leave in this transfer window.



Furthermore, the London club's pursuit of Lukaku is made even harder by the fact that he is unlikely to push for a move away from the San Siro this summer, according to the Telegraph.



The former Manchester United forward has reportedly been impressed with Filippo Inzaghi since the Italian succeeded Antonio Conte in the Inter managerial hot seat earlier this summer, meaning Lukaku is happy to stay with the Italian giants for at least one more season. Should Inter fail to lower their asking price, Tuchel is thought to be willing to give up on signing a striker in this transfer window, turning to German duo Kai Havertz and Timo Werner to lead the line again next season, according to the Metro.

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