CHELSEA

Chelsea accelerates transfer plans after Romelu Lukaku loan deal struck with Inter Milan

Chelsea transfer plans, Six Sports

Chelsea will step up their transfer plans to rebuild their attack. The Blues have reached an agreement to let Romelu Lukaku return to Inter Milan on loan.

New owner Todd Boehly has facilitated an astonishing season-long deal for Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian striker cost the club a record £97.5m fee last summer. Lukaku is expected to finalize his return to Inter next week. Chelsea will now look to ramp up their transfer activity as they decide how to replace him.

CHELSEA CAN FINALLY MAKE THEIR TRANSFER PLANS

The new owner Todd Boehly has reportedly made £200m available to spend this summer. Thomas Tuchel has already decided on the players and is waiting for the club to send official bids.

POTENTIAL SUMMER TRANSFER TARGETS

The Blues are lining up a move for a number of players. Thomas Tuchel reportedly wants to sign Ousmane Dembele on a free transfer from Barcelona. Dembele’s best years as a player came under Tuchel when he was the manager of Borrusia Dortmund. Chelsea is also linked with a move for Richarlison from Everton. The Brazilian is ready to quit Everton as he wants to preserve his status in the national team. They have also shown some interest in Raphinha.

But the player in which they have shown concrete interest is Raheem Sterling. The new owner wants to sign Sterling as his marquee player. The initial bid for the England international has already been rejected by Manchester City. The forward has one year left on his contract. It is unclear whether he is going to extend his contract at City.

The 27- year-old wants to play as a key player and a regular starter as he reaches his peak. City have increased their attacking options by signing Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez. Sterling could be the first marquee signing of the new era at Chelsea under Boehly. City could demand £60m for the England international, who is said to be open to the idea of returning to London. Although, Real Madrid and Barcelona have also shown interest in the forward.

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