Chelsea are looking to add a potent goal scorer to their squad before the start of the Premier League season. The European Champions are believed to be in hot pursuit of Romelu Lukaku – A striker which they once had in their ranks.
The Blues are close to luring the big Belgian back to Stamford Bridge after tempting Inter Milan with a transfer bid.
The Athletic reports that Chelsea are set to pay Inter Milan €115 for the transfer of Lukaku. There is no makeweight player involved in the deal as earlier speculated because Inter wants cash only.
Lukaku to earn €12m per year at Chelsea
According to Fabrizio Romano,
“Romelu Lukaku will be soon in London to sign his contract as new Chelsea player”
The player is likely to have a medical in London next week and also sign a long term contract with Chelsea. Lukaku is set to receive £195,000 weekly and €12 million annually (+add ons).
Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea, confirmed and here we go! The agreement is set to be completed after further talks. €115m to Inter and no players included. Paperworks to be signed once details are fixed. 🔵🤝 #CFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 7, 2021
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Jules Koundé on Chelsea’s rader
Sevilla defender Jules Koundé is another transfer target for Chelsea this summer. Thomas Tuchel’s side will go for Koundé as soon as Lukaku’s transfer is finalized.
Koundé was in fine form for Sevilla last season which has earned him admiration and suitors from England.
Chelsea want the French centre-back to increase their options at the back and as potential replacement for the aging Thiago Silva.