Chelsea is still in secret transfer talks behind the scenes, according to reports. in honor of Romelu Lukaku
As Borussia Dortmund continues to play hardball with Erling Haaland, Chelsea are keeping their options open.
Chelsea is said to be in secret talks behind closed doors about recruiting former player Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian, who left Stamford Bridge for Everton on a permanent deal in the summer of 2014, has already committed his future to Inter Milan, but it appears Chelsea will not relent.
At Inter, Lukaku had a close relationship with former manager Antonio Conte, who left the club earlier this summer.
Last season, the duo helped Inter win the Scudetto before Inter’s financial woes pushed Conte over the brink.
Lukaku, on the other hand, made it obvious that he wanted to stay at the San Siro and work under new manager Simone Inzaghi.
Just before Inzaghi was formally introduced as the club’s new manager, he told Dutch television VTM, “Yes, I am staying.”
“I’ve already spoken with the individual who usually takes over as our new manager. Perhaps I shouldn’t say it just now… However, it was a very pleasant discussion.”
Despite the fact that Lukaku has openly reiterated his allegiance to the club, Chelsea has expressed interest.
Chelsea are still in contact with Lukaku behind the scenes, according to Matt Law of The Telegraph. This is in case they fail to sign Erling Haaland.
“Dortmund are showing no signs of being inclined to sell Haaland at the moment,” he told the London is Blue Podcast.
“There are still conversations for Romelu Lukaku going on behind the scenes,” he added later.
Chelsea will need to come up with a Plan B if Dortmund insists on keeping Haaland, who they maintain is not for sale at any price.
The Blues are unlikely to make a £150 million offer, which is the only number that can entice Dortmund to make a deal.
A proposed swap involving Tammy Abraham or Callum Hudson-Odoi has already been rejected by the Bundesliga club.
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Thomas Tuchel, on the other hand, wants to bring in a new No 9, and Robert Lewandowski is a wildcard candidate.
Meanwhile, Abraham might follow Olivier Giroud out the door, with a number of clubs interested, including Arsenal.
“Brinkwire Summary News,” by Sasa Kalajdzic of Stuttgart.