Chelsea will like to sell Romelu Lukaku as they need to find an alternative striker in the summer.
Potter’s side will have a couple of options in the summer transfer window. But first, they need to decide about Lukaku’s future as the Belgian Striker will return from his loan at Inter on June 30th. Reports from Italy suggest that neither Todd Boehly nor Graham Potter wants to keep him around.
Blue will also like to activate the buy-back clause of Tammy Abraham in the summer. He was sold to AS Roma with an £80 million clause included in his contract. The 25-year-old striker graduated from West Londoner’s academy but later joined Roma in 2019.
Inter Chief Executive Giuseppe Marotta also suggested that Lukaku will be back at Chelsea unless something changes. He told Sky Sports Italy:-
“Lukaku is a Chelsea player today. At the end of the season, he will return there and then a new scenario will open up and we’ll see what to do.
“He wants to stay [at Inter], it is an intention that he has expressed several times and certainly knowing him we will see if it will be the case to be able to negotiate his return with us.”
CHELSEA HAVE TO FIND AN ALTERNATIVE STRIKER IN THE SUMMER
The Italian Newspaper Siamo La Roma claimed that Chelsea are also targetting Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen in the summer. Tammy Abraham is seen as an alternative of Osimhen by the Chelsea hierarchy. Roma’s Technical director Thiago Pinto would be ready to lower the buy-back clause from £80m to £45-50m to facilitate the transfer.
Abraham will be cheaper than the Nigerian as Osimhen will be valued above £100m, next season. Potter will like to have a goal poacher if he still remains manager at the club
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