Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich ‘personally involved’ in Romelu Lukaku transfer talks
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Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has reportedly made it his own personal goal to bring Romelu Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge this summer. Abramovich backed Frank Lampard in the summer transfer window last year with close to £250million spent on new recruits.
Poor results in the league at the turn of the year though saw Lampard dismissed with Thomas Tuchel brought in as his replacement.
And while Chelsea were far from transformed into a free-scoring team, Tuchel did shore up the defensive unit.
The German head coach made Chelsea into one of the toughest teams to beat in the world, which ultimately led them to winning the Champions League against Manchester City.
In both legs against Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, as well as the final against City, Chelsea conceded just once.
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But it was their shortcomings up top which saw Chelsea heading into the final day of the season not knowing whether they would be able to secure a top-four finish.
Timo Werner struggled to replicate the kind of form he showed at RB Leipzig while Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech also made little impact up front.
Tammy Abraham was cast aside by Tuchel during the final few months of the season while Olivier Giroud also looks set to leave Stamford Bridge.
Signing a new striker appears to be top of Chelsea’s wishlist for the summer and Lukaku is touted as a possible target.
Erling Haaland and Harry Kane are also being linked with big-money moves to Chelsea.
But Lukaku may well be the cheaper option due to Inter Milan’s unstable financial position despite winning Serie A this past season.
And Eurosport claim that Abramovich has set his sights on bringing Lukaku back to the club.
The Belgium international had an ill-fated three-year spell at Chelsea where he was unable to make an impact.
He made just 10 league appearances before being sold to Everton in 2014 where he began to show his true potential.
A big-money move to Manchester United didn’t work out for Lukaku but he’s since established himself as one of the world’s best strikers at Inter.
And it is claimed that Abramovich is ‘getting involved personally’ to try and convince Lukaku of a return to west London.
The report adds that talks are already taking place in regards to a contract for the striker.
However, Manchester City are named as Chelsea’s biggest rivals for Lukaku as they’re prepared to offer higher wages.
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