The Blues urgently need a top signing up front this summer after Timo Werner netted a pitiful six Premier League goals in 2020/21, and Lukaku might be ideal after his superb form in Serie A.
The Belgium international has previously been linked with Chelsea for the maximum amount as £100million by the Athletic, and he’s once more mentioned as a target of theirs by the Sun.
The Sun claim, however, that Chelsea also are tempted to not move for a centre-forward this summer and wait another year to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.
The 21-year-old Norway international may be a hugely exciting prospect after scoring 41 goals in 41 games last season, and should be a far better long-term option than Lukaku.
Still, it also seems highly risky for CFC to travel into a replacement campaign without strengthening their attack, unless something unexpected happens and Werner really raises his game.
Thomas Tuchel has done some incredible work with the struggling squad he inherited from Frank Lampard, but it’s clear this team needs more goals to compete for the title, and waiting another year for Haaland doesn’t seem a wise option when other top clubs will surely join the running.
Lukaku is additionally quite acceptable as an idea B after scoring 64 goals altogether competitions in his two seasons at Inter, whilst also showing himself to be prolific within the Premier League in his time at Everton, albeit he also had a touch of an underwhelming spell at Manchester United.
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