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Chelsea striker rumors: Romelu Lukaku, Paulo Dybala, Tammy Abraham latest

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The search for a front-man goes on...

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Romelu Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku is arguably Inter Milan’s most important player, and there is little reason to believe that the Nerazzurri would want to part ways with him this summer, despite reports indicating that Chelsea are interested in bringing him back to England. Inter’s dire financial situation did offer some hope from a Chelsea perspective, but according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Lukaku is completely non-transferable, and the Serie A side would rather sell others than their prized centre forward.

Even though Inter have taken a €250m loan for stadium redevelopment works, which will limit funds for transfers during the upcoming window, the Serie A champions-elect would rather listen to offers for the likes of Stefan De Vrij, Milan Škriniar, or even Marcelo Brozovic. (Ed.note: should bite their hand off for Škriniar!) Inter are also looking for low-cost or free signings, with Olivier Giroud said to be on their wishlist alongside Emerson Palmieri in a most unsurprising supposed development.


Paulo Dybala

Talks for a contract extension had stalled thanks to Dybala’s financial demands, but the situation could change soon, according to Gazzetta dello Sport (via Marca).

The report claims that Juventus have realized that they can no longer keep Cristiano Ronaldo due to the finances involved there, especially should they fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League. Therefore, they’re hoping to offload the now 36-year-old superstar, and with the money saved, offer a higher salary to Dybala during negotiation talks.

Keeping Dybala, nearly a decade Cristiano Ronaldo’s junior, would make him the “main man” at the club once again, and with Massimiliano Allegri widely reported to be returning to the Bianconeri as well, Dybala now has even more reasons to continue his stay for the foreseeable future.


Tammy Abraham

Tammy Abraham is set to depart Chelsea this summer, with Leicester City and West Ham mentioned as interested parties, although one can safely assume that more Premier League clubs will make their interest known once the season ends. According to Express & Star, one of those clubs could be Aston Villa, where he had spent the 2018-19 season on loan, and helped them get promoted to the Premier League with his 25 league goals.

Abraham still has plenty of admirers at Villa if the report is to be believed. Villa already have Ollie Watkins, Wesley Moraes and Keinan Davies among their centre forward ranks, but Wesley is yet to recover completely from his serious knee injury, and Davies hasn’t really proved himself at Premier League level. Abraham would surely be a significant, and much-needed reinforcement for them in that department.