Romelu Lukaku: Chelsea striker will meet Chelsea’s lawyer due to possible return to Serie A | Soccer News

In Milan, Romelu Lukaku’s lawyer will meet on Tuesday to ask about the feasibility of a possible return to Serie A, according to Sky in Italy.

Lukaku moved to Chelsea for £ 97.5m last summer and has expressed his desire to return to Inter in the future in a controversial interview with Sky in Italy last December.

Inter CEO Giuseppe Marotta says the club is “not in a hurry” about Lukaku’s possible return, but remains keen to re-sign him this summer.

However, they would struggle to offer Chelsea anything close to the fee they received from them for the Belgian striker last summer.

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Romelu Lukaku told Sky in Italy of his desire to return to Inter in December

Lukaku has not justified his high price tag this season, struggling for playing time under Thomas Tuchel despite finishing the season as the club’s top scorer with 15 goals.

Inter are in the market for a striker this summer and Marotta has said he “hopes” Paulo Dybala will sign for them after leaving Juventus following the expiration of his contract.

What positions does Chelsea aim for?

Sky Sports News senior reporter Melissa Reddy:

Chelsea are moving forward with their summer recruitment plans now that the club’s consortium takeover led by Todd Boehly for £ 4.25 billion has been completed.

The Blues already have a verbal agreement with Sevilla defender Jules Kounde, and the Spanish club prefer a quick deal as they aim to balance their books by June 30th.

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Jules Kounde is a tragedy for Chelsea

Talks on a deal for Kounde collapsed last year, but there is optimism on all sides that it will be done this time.

Paris Saint-Germain’s Presnel Kimpembe is part of a shortlist of central defense options and is Thomas Tuchel’s preference. Jose Gimenez of Atletico Madrid and Josko Gvardiol of RB Leipzig are also among those to watch.

Chelsea like Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni but the expectation is that he will finish at Real Madrid. PSV’s Ibrahim Sangare is among the alternatives explored.

What will Chelsea do this summer?

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Sky Sports football journalist Joe Shread:

Given that Chelsea were crowned European champions just 12 months ago, it may come as a surprise to hear Thomas Tuchel talk about the need for “rebuilding” this summer, as he did after his side finished their season with a home win over Watford. But that 2021 Champions League triumph was evident – Chelsea were fourth in the Premier League that year – and this arduous campaign revealed the problems in the head coach’s squad.

While Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola were able to build squads to meet their specific requirements, Tuchel had to put together a group of players signed by six different managers. With Todd Boehly now in charge, it was time to support Tuchel and allow him to build his own squad capable of launching a title challenge for the first time since 2017.

The work must begin in defense, where the departing Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen must be replaced by two good quality center defenders. Maybe it’s time to replace Cesar Azpilicueta – a Chelsea legend but now 32 years old and reportedly eager to return to Spain – with a more dynamic right-back. The Blues’ dependence on Marcos Alonso – after Ben Chilwell’s injury – has cost them this season and with his left back also said he is keen to return to Spain, signing a replacement should be on the to-do list.

In midfield, decisions have to be made about the future of N’Golo Kante and Jorginho, who are in their 30s and have only one year left on their contracts. Chelsea can’t allow them to go the same route as Rudiger and Christensen and leave for free, so they have to decide whether to offer them new offers this summer or let them go for a fee. Even if Kante stays, one has to look for a younger option in the Frenchman’s mold because of the amount of time he has been unavailable in recent seasons.

Attack is the area of ​​the Chelsea team that has received the most investment in recent windows, but the Blues should not be put off by looking to bolster their goals if they happen. The last player to score 20 goals a season for the club was Eden Hazard, and he left three years ago, so there is clearly room for improvement in that area.

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