Transfer News: Chelsea to sign Lukaku for €115m with Koundé next in line

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. Chelsea are close to signing Romelu Lukaku for a reported fee of €115 million

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).

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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.