Chelsea’s reported £100million transfer for Romelu Lukaku was quashed by talkSPORT switch guru Alex Criminal because it may very well be perceived as a ‘signal of weak spot’.
The newly topped Champions League winners wish to strengthen their squad earlier than mounting an assault on the Premier League and defending their European title.
Thomas Tuchel has reportedly eager to carry the Belgium worldwide again to Stamford Bridge so as to repair a perceived lack of prolificacy in entrance of purpose.
In line with The Occasions, Tuchel spoke to Blues proprietor Roman Abramovich personally after the 1-Zero victory over Manchester City in Porto and recognized Lukaku as a official goal.
After shifting to Everton in 2014, the 28-year-old then spent two years at Manchester United earlier than a £74m transfer to Inter Milan, the place he has simply helped ship the Serie A title with 24 objectives.
But the monetary uncertainty surrounding the Italian giants means Chelsea might effectively take a look at Inter’s resolve with a bid for a participant, with experiences suggesting £100m may very well be the required determine to get a deal completed.
However talkSPORT’s Alex Criminal has critical doubts concerning the transfer occurring because of a agency stance adpted by director Marina Granovskaia.
In the identical method she shut down Frank Lampard’s request to carry again Declan Rice from West Ham, Criminal believes the Russian-Canadian is unlikely to sanction a return for Lukaku.
He stated on The Boot Room: “I don’t learn about Lukaku as a result of I do know that the pinnacle of operations, the pinnacle of recruitment, doesn’t essentially prefer to re-sign gamers that they’ve offered.
“That’s why they had been reluctant to provide Frank Lampard Declan Rice – she sees it nearly as an indication of weak spot in the event you pay huge cash to purchase again a participant you’ve let go.
“So jury is out for me on that one.”