Inter Milan forward linked with shock move to Chelsea

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is ready to splash money this summer and help Thomas Tuchel to lure Romelu Lukaku at Stamford Bridge.

Tuchel has several big-name players in his shotlist Raphael Varane, Jules Kounde Marquinhos and Niklas Sule all linked.

However, given Jorginho is the Blues top scorer in the Premier League this campaign with a measly tally of seven times, the club will prioritise bringing in a proven striker with a view to easing the pressure on German forward Timo Werner.

Tottenham’s superstar Harry Kane and Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland both linked with a switch to Chelsea and lately Romelu Lukaku added to the list.

The report claims news of Antonio Conte’s sudden departure from San Siro – which came as a result of Inter’s plan to sell €80million worth of players this summer – will see the Blues step up their move for Romelu Lukaku as they look to capitalise on the turbulent situation at Inter Milan.

Lukaku has already been in the ranks of the Blues, however, he has failed to cement a place in starting XI while Jose Mourinho was in charge at the club.

Since departing Manchester United, Lukaku has become a vital player for Inter Milan and helped them to claim the Serie A trophy.

Only Cristiano Ronaldo outscored Lukaku this season.

Lukaku has been rumoured with former side Chelsea for several months now, however, the Belgian was quick to play down rumours that he could be on his way out of Inter after they wrapped up the Italian league title.

‘I am so happy for all the Inter fans in the world, for the team, the staff, the president and everyone,’ he told Sky Sport Italia after Inter were crowned champions.

‘It was a wonderful year for us, I am truly proud to play for Inter

I wanted to come out here and celebrate along with the people. I told my friend this was the best way to experience it, to be there with the fans.

‘For me and many of my teammates, this is our first league title, so it’s a moment we wanted to share with them.’