Chelsea are set to announce a £97.5 million deal for Romelu Lukaku, according to Timo Werner.

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Chelsea are set to announce a £97.5 million deal for Romelu Lukaku, according to Timo Werner.

Chelsea are close to completing the signing of Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku.

Timo Werner, a Chelsea forward, has expressed his delight at the arrival of Romelu Lukaku. Chelsea are likely to finalise a £97.5 million agreement to bring Romelu Lukaku back to the club. Inter Milan’s star has passed a medical and is on the verge of signing a five-year contract.

Werner struggled in his debut season at Chelsea, making 52 appearances and scoring only 12 goals.

Under both Frank Lampard and Thomas Tuchel, the Germany international played a variety of roles.

During his time at RB Leipzig, Werner preferred to play with a big striker and sees the benefits Lukaku can bring to both himself and the Blues club.

Werner told Sky Sports, “He’s certainly one of the finest three attackers in the world right now, no question.”

“I don’t believe we need to get into too much detail about him. He’s a world-class striker who would add value to any squad.

“I believe that having a big striker alongside me benefited me a lot at Leipzig.

“I think that’s usually beneficial since I’m not the biggest, and when you play on your own up front, one or two brawny defenders are bound to pay attention to you.

“It’s a good new weapon to have in our game because if you play a long ball, he’ll hold it up for the fast players around him to get going. That is something I believe is beneficial to any team.”

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Following the departure of Olivier Giroud to AC Milan, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has confessed that he is lacking a player with Lukaku’s profile in his squad.

Tuchel has compared Lukaku to Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur and Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich.

Tuchel told Sky Sports, “We lost Olivier Giroud, who played a vital role in the club.”

“He was the type of player who liked to play with his back to the goal, who liked to hold up balls, who made space for Werner, Havertz, and Pulisic, and who was willing to fight defenders physically.

“We don’t have this kind of profile in our team right now.”Brinkwire Summary News”.

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