Didier Drogba Confirms Transfer of Former Man United Striker to Chelsea

Didier Drogba Confirms Transfer of Former Man United Striker to Chelsea

  • Romelu Lukaku has been subject of transfer speculation in recent days with reports linking him with a return to Stamford Bridge
  • Lukaku had a disappointing three-year stint with the Blues before he was shipped out to rivals Everton
  • The Belgian's imminent return to the EPL comes only months after he helped Inter Milan win the Serie A title

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Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has all but confirmed the transfer of Romelu Lukaku to Stamford Bridge.

Romelu Lukaku of Inter Milan celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA Europa League Final against Seville in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Pool via Getty Images)
Romelu Lukaku played a central role in Inter Milan's successful Serie A campaign during the 2020/21 season when they won the Italian title. Photo by Friedemann Vogel.
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The Blues are understood to be in the market in search of a prolific goalscorer and had initially identified Erling Haaland for the role.

However, having failed to meet the Norwegian's release clause, the Stamford Bridge dwellers shifted their focus on landing the club's former striker, Romelu Lukaku.

While the Belgian has been linked with a return to the Premier League with a number of clubs, it is Chelsea who have emerged as the most likely side to land his services.

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And just hours after reports emerged suggesting the Thomas Tuchel-tutored outfit have already agreed a deal to re-sign Lukaku, Drogba has taken to social media to claim the deal is already sealed.

"He is coming home," Drogba said in a tweet which had Chelsea and Lukaku tagged complete with blue heart emojis.

The legendary striker's tweet which has since gone viral sent fans into a complete meltdown, with many already sending Lukaku messages welcoming him back to the English league.

The Belgium international kicked off his Premier League career at Chelsea but failed to impress during a three-year stint.

He was subsequently shipped out to Everton, from where Man United snapped him from.

He went on to link up with Antonio Conte at Inter Milan, helping them end Juventus's dominance as they lifted the Serie A title during the 2020/21 season.

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One said:

"Front 2 of Lukaku-Werner will be great as Werner has enough pace to chase after Lukaku’s first touch."

A second added:

"@didierdrogba has helped us announce it. Or you thought we could not afford him?"

While a third declared:

"Premier League is also coming home #soon."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Romelu Lukaku is now on the verge of making a triumphant return to Premier League side Chelsea after the Blues reportedly agreed deal in principle with Inter Milan.

This latest development will come as a tonic for all Chelsea news who have been waiting to see the new arrival at Stamford Bridge this summer.

Following some rising debts at Inter Milan, the Italian champions need to offload some players so as for them to be able to meet up their financial obligation.

Source: Legit

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