Chelsea has made a new Romelu Lukaku swap offer, in which they are offering three players in exchange for the Belgian striker.
Chelsea is reportedly putting everything on the table to sign Romelu Lukaku this summer.
When it comes to their top striker, Romelu Lukaku, Chelsea is attempting a variety of approaches to persuade Inter Milan to the bargaining table. The Italian giants rejected Chelsea’s first bid, which included Marcos Alonso, in favor of a cash-only deal, leaving the ball in Chelsea’s court.
Given his excellent tenure at Fiorentina few years ago, transfer head Marina Granovskaia thought Alonso may have been an effective makeweight in the transaction.
Indeed, his Serie A performances may have earned him more respect in Italy than in the Premier League.
Despite his success as a goalscoring wing-back at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea’s offer of £85 million plus the Spaniard was deemed insufficient.
The Blues are continue with the full-back theme, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, as Emerson Palmieri and Davide Zappacosta have now been employed to test the waters with the Nerazzurri.
Emerson had previously been pursued by a number of Italian clubs, including Inter, despite his disappointing time at Stamford Bridge.
Last season, the left-back played in just two league games, in stark contrast to his pivotal role in Italy’s Euro 2020 triumph.
Davide Zappacosta, a Brazilian-born 27-year-old, might potentially be considered if the Brazilian-born 27-year-old is deemed insufficient, according to the source.
In a similar spirit to Emerson, Zappacosta’s time in England has been short-lived, with only 26 league appearances for the Blues in four years.
Last season, he was loaned to Genoa, and his career prior to joining Chelsea will also be familiar to Italian football fans.
Given that Inter lost Achraf Hakimi to PSG earlier in the window, the offer of full-backs makes sense for Thomas Tuchel’s side.
However, it remains to be seen whether this strategy will be successful, since Inter would most likely prefer a cash-only purchase given their financial situation.
Chelsea was said to be considering a proposal of £110 million, although this has yet to materialize.
After Dortmund rejected down Chelsea’s part-exchange deal featuring Tammy Abraham, Granovskaia’s unwillingness to commit to lucrative cash-only transfers was also evident in their pursuit of Erling Haaland.
The Blues will win no matter what strategy they use. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”