Chelsea will reportedly attempt to re-sign Romelu Lukaku in the event that they fail of their pursuit of Erling Haaland this summer time.
The Belgium striker has turn into one in all soccer’s deadliest strikers since leaving Chelsea in 2014.
Lukaku, who joined the Blues as an 18-year-old, had prolific spells for West Brom, Everton and Manchester United, earlier than signing for Inter Milan in a £74million deal in 2019.
The 27-year-old has scored 42 objectives in 62 Serie A appearances for Inter, who’re at the moment main second-placed AC Milan by six factors.
The Telegraph declare Chelsea will prioritise the signing of a striker this summer time with Timo Werner, a £45million buy from RB Leipzig final yr, struggling to regulate to English soccer.
Werner has discovered the online simply twice in his final 27 appearances in all competitions, whereas the futures of Olivier Giroud and Tammy Abraham stay unsure.
Borussia Dortmund aim sensation Haaland is believed to be Chelsea’s first-choice goal, nevertheless, his £150m valuation may scupper a possible deal.
The 20-year-old has scored a sensational 34 objectives in simply 36 Bundesliga matches since arriving in Germany final yr.
The report provides Lukaku has been shortlisted as a less expensive various to Haaland by Chelsea chiefs.
Lukaku performed simply 15 instances for Chelsea after arriving for £18m from Anderlecht in 2011.
His final contribution in a Blues shirt noticed him miss the decisive penalty in a shootout defeat to Bayern Munich within the 2013 Tremendous Cup.
Lukaku has flourished since leaving Chelsea, although, and has an excellent Premier League file with 113 objectives in 252 appearances.