The return of the prodigal son draws ever nearer, but even with Romelu Lukaku’s imminent arrival, Chelsea could be a bit short on traditional No. 9s on the roster.
Armando Broja is edging closer to a loan move to Southampton (UPDATE: done deal), which is evidently not dependent on the Saints also signing Adam Armstrong from Blackburn Rovers. Meanwhile, Tammy Abraham has an offer to join José Mourinho’s AS Roma, and with Atalanta and Southampton dropping out, he may well end up in Giallorossi colors — with Tammy seemingly open to working under ‘The Special One’. (And of course, Chelsea would also prefer a deal where he doesn’t end up in the Premier League.)
With that in mind, the Guardian mention that Chelsea may still be looking at Saša Kalajdžić, who was first linked a few weeks ago and subsequently even admitted that he would possibly be open to a move if it proved more interesting than staying with VfB Stuttgart. Being Lukaku’s backup might be a pretty interesting situation indeed, though this is surely nothing more than just a bit of leftover silliness from our striker search that looks to be concluding shortly.
Still some interest in from Chelsea in Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic even with impending arrival of Romelu Lukaku. Any move will depend on Tammy Abraham leaving— Ed Aarons (@ed_aarons) August 9, 2021