Chelsea Make Former Striker Top Transfer Target As Tuchel Shops for Timo Werner’s Replacement

Chelsea Make Former Striker Top Transfer Target As Tuchel Shops for Timo Werner’s Replacement

- Romelu Lukaku emerges as a top transfer target for Chelsea boss Tuchel this summer

- The Belgian has been on fire since he joined Inter Milan from Man United two years ago

- Stats reveal the ex-Everton star has scored 61 goals in 91 games for the Serie A outfit

- However, it is left to be seen if he will return to Stamford Bridge having played for them between 2011 to 2014

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Chelsea have reportedly made Romelu Lukaku their top summer transfer target after conceding the race to sign Erling Haaland.

The Blues are set to enter the market for a new centre-forward to replace Timo Werner who has been wasteful this season.

Sources claim that the west Londoners had Haaland as their no.1 target for the role but have since backed off due to competition from other clubs according to Metro UK.

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Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Man City are all believed to be keen on a move for the Borussia Dortmund talisman, forcing Chelsea to look elsewhere for alternatives.

Chelsea Plot Stunning Transfer Move For Ex-Man United Star as Tuchel Hunts For New Striker
Lukaku has thrived at Inter Milan since his move to the Italian side from Man United two years ago. Photo by MARCO BERTORELLO.
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The Sun now reports the Stamford Bridge dwellers have lined up Lukaku as an option and regard the Belgian as the 'most achievable' target.

The publication added Chelsea hierarchy is already working on a deal that will cost the club upward of £90 million.

Interestingly, this would be Lukaku's second stint at Stamford Bridge, having initially joined them from Anderlecht for £18m in 2011. They would later ship him out to Everton after managing just 15 appearances for the first team.

While at Everton, the Belgium international enjoyed a meteoric rise at Goodinson Park, courting the interest of Chelsea only for the striker to join Man United instead.

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However, it is his stint at Inter Milan that has seen him cement his place as one of Europe's finest strikers.

The 27-year-old has already scored 61 goals in just 91 appearances for the Serie A side during his two-year spell at the club.

Chelsea will have to contend with competition from Man City in their attempt to sign their former player, with Pep Guardiola said to be a huge admirer of the forward. earlier reported that Thiago Silva's wife, Isabelle has blamed Chelsea forward Timo Werner for the Blues' 1-1 draw against Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal clash.

The German forward had a chance to double his side's lead after Christian Pulisic opened the scoring in the 14th minute but he missed the sitter.

His first miss was when he fired his shot straight into Thibaut Courtois from close range and later in the game, his effort went wide when he had better options.


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