Chelsea are hoping to convince Inter to sell Romelu Lukaku by making a sizable offer this summer.
The Premier League is ready to offer Marcos Alonso in exchange for the Serie A striker.
Chelsea believe they can capitalize on Inter’s financial troubles and that a big offer will make them leave the Belgian star.
What is Lukaku’s posture?
Lukaku said last week that he is preparing for the new season with the Italian champions after returning to training and suggested that he would like to stay.
Meanwhile, Inter CEO Giuseppe Marotta has insisted the striker not be allowed to leave anytime soon, saying: “Lukaku is not for sale. Lukaku is an important piece on the chessboard available to Simone Inzaghi.”
Why does Chelsea want to sign Lukaku?
The Stamford Bridge side are looking for a new striker after Olivier Giroud left this summer.
Chelsea already have Erling Haaland and Harry Kane on their list of targets but Borussia Dortmund are unwilling to sell the former during this transfer window and Tottenham are not letting their star man join their London rivals.
Lukaku, 28, has blossomed into one of the world’s best strikers in recent years.
Last season he scored 24 goals and 11 assists in Serie A when the Nerazzurri secured the championship title.
Only Cristiano Ronaldo scored more goals in the Italian premier league in 2020/21.
How did Lukaku play at Chelsea?
Lukaku joined Chelsea from Anderlecht in 2011 but was unable to secure a place in the first team.
He joined West Brom on loan for a year in 2012 and joined Everton a year later.
Lukaku then moved permanently to the Toffees and left Chelsea with only 15 competitive games in his name and no goals.
What else does Chelsea have in store this summer?
The Blues are already trying to sign Jules Kounde from Seville ahead of the new season.
You offered the Spanish team several players in exchange for the defender.
Kurt Zouma, Emerson Palmieri and Kenedy are among the names that the Premier League of Seville has borne.
They’re trying to get rid of Zouma first to make room for Kounde on the squad, with West Ham also in talks to sign the former.