Chelsea are reportedly preparing a bid to re-sign in-form striker Romelu Lukaku which would see the Blues smash their current transfer record.
Lukaku made just 15 appearances in a three-year spell for Chelsea, before permanently leaving for Everton in 2014.
He has gone on to become one of the world’s most clinical forwards with 44 goals in 68 Serie A matches since leaving Manchester United for Inter Milan.
According to The Sun, Lukaku is one of Thomas Tuchel’s top transfer targets this summer with Chelsea giving up in their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland.
The Bundesliga giants value Haaland at around £150m and have publicly expressed their desire to keep him for the 2021/22 campaign, while Manchester City are viewed as his most likely destination if the Norwegian sensation does move on.
Tottenham star Harry Kane is also thought to be out of reach due to his deep-running connection with such a fierce London rival.
The Daily Mail reports that Inter Milan will demand £105m for Lukaku, significantly more than the club record £72m paid for Kai Havertz and Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Chelsea are likely to be in the market for a new striker with Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud set to leave the club.
Meanwhile, Timo Werner, who has been a regular starter under Tuchel, has scored just three goals in his last 33 matches.
Lukaku’s all-round game has improved in Milan under Antonio Conte, who is on course to lead his side to a first Serie A title in 11 years, and Chelsea now seem to have turned their attention to him.
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