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Chelsea would have to make Lukaku club’s most expensive, highest paid player ever — report

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Romelu Lukaku of FC Internazionale celebrates after scoring... Photo by Nicolò Campo/LightRocket via Getty Images

Chelsea nearly broke the club transfer record for the second time in three years last summer, but it sounds like we might have to actually do so again this summer.

After Kepa Arrizabalaga set the record in 2018 and Kai Havertz came ever so close in 2020, we might have to make Romelu Lukaku not only the most expensive but also the highest paid player in club history in 2021. At least that’s the story out of Belgium, with HLN claiming that Chelsea, “the club of his heart”, have already had a word with Lukaku’s agent, though have not made a “concrete proposal” just yet.

Meanwhile Lukaku, who’s briefly on vacation between the end of the Serie A season and the start of Euro 2020 preparations, is “worried” by Conte’s departure, expected as it may have been. The 28-year-old striker, in the prime of his career, wants to keep winning trophies, having gotten a taste finally with this year’s Scudetto, his first trophy since winning the Belgian league with Anderlecht way back in 2009-10.