Romelu Lukaku has repeatedly distanced himself from a transfer this summer, but the rumour mill isn’t defeated that easily, especially as Lukaku continues to lead Belgium to Euro 2020 glory as one of the highest scoring players in the tournament thus far.
According to Corriere dello Sport (via Sempre Inter), although Lukaku is very happy at the Serie A champions, who are also not actively looking to sell — and will look to offload other fringe players instead after Achraf Hakimi’s move to PSG — if a sizable offer came in, the Nerazzurri might be willing to consider changing their minds. The amount that will reportedly test their resolve and get them to the negotiating table is a cool €100m.
While that may read “hands off”, Chelsea’s search for a new striker this summer has not gone well at all, striking out on Erling Braut Haaland, Harry Kane, and Lukaku himself, while having to deal with laughable links amid contract extension talks for Robert Lewandowski or Lorenzo Insigne. Young Alexander Isak could be an option still, but Real Socieded are holding fast on his release clause of €70m.
With Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud both looking likely to leave, Chelsea could certainly do with another striker. Could a return for Lukaku yet be on the cards?