61-goal in 92 appearances superstar to be signed by Chelsea?, Blues could agree swap deal to sign Sevilla key man, as AC Milan join race to sign Chelsea star
Chelsea have been told they will have to pay a massive £105 million fee to land Romelu Lukaku in the transfer window.
Thomas Tuchel is a man that knows he needs to improve certain areas of the pitch in the coming transfer window to turn this Chelsea side into Premier League winners.
And with the likes of Timo Werner, Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud all failing to impress in front of goal this season, It is pretty clear that the German coach wants to add a premium striker to the attack.
Erling Haaland has been the name most linked with a move to Stamford Bridge as the young man has become one of the most sought after players in world football, but the club will face strong competition from several rivals across Europe including Real Madrid and Manchester City.
And according to recent reports, Chelsea now view Lukaku as the ‘most achievable’ target for the upcoming window and are now accelerating plans to re-sign the Belgium international
But he will not come cheap, as reports on the Daily Express website has claimed that Chelsea will have to pay Inter Milan a massive £105 million to secure a transfer deal.
The reports also says Inter have faced financial issues of late and the owners Suning have put the club up for sale.
Chelsea wanted to re-sign Lukaku in 2017 when they were managed by the now Inter boss Antonio Conte, But United snuck in at the last minute to seal a deal for the striker.
Lukaku is world class as we have just said, but it would be a massive shock to see him back at Chelsea next season when he is enjoying his time over in Italian football, why would he want to leave?
Blues could agree swap deal to sign Sevilla key man
Chelsea are reportedly willing to involve Hakim Ziyech in a player-plus-cash deal to secure services of Sevilla centre-back Jules Kounde.
Thomas Tuchel is keen to recruit a new defender to pair him with Thiago Silva this summer and has identified the 22-year-old Sevilla man as a top transfer target.
According to Spanish news outlet AS, the West London club are not prepared to meet Kounde’s £69m asking price, however, are considering using Ziyech as part of a deal to lure him away from Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium.
Ziyech only moved to Stamford Bridge last summer from Dutch giants, Ajax for around £37.8m, however he has failed to live up to expectations and struggles to cement regular first-team spot under Thomas Tuchel.
The 28-year-old, who has managed to found back of the net four times and provided four assists in 29 games, is one of six players that the Blues could use to tempt Sevilla to part ways with their star centre-back.
Kounde, who has previously been rumoured with a move to Real Madrid, Man Utd and Man City has made 41 appearances in all competitions so far this term and has kept 14 clean sheets in La Liga, the joint-most in the division.
AC Milan join race for Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham
Italian side AC Milan aren’t only interested in signing Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori this summer.
According to Standard Sport, AC Milan are ready to rival West Ham and Aston Villa for Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham.
The report claims Chelsea will demand £40million for Abraham if he leaves Stamford Bridge this summer, with Thomas Tuchel hoping to replace the 23 year old striker with Romelu Lukaku, Erling Haaland or Sergio Aguero.
Abraham has fallen down the pecking order under Tuchel but still remains Chelsea’s top goalscorer this season.