Chelsea fans react to reports of interest in Romelu Lukaku
According to the Sunday World, Chelsea are willing to offload five players to fund a transfer for Inter striker Romelu Lukaku.
The Blues boss Thomas Tuchel is hoping to raise the £80 million required to tempt the Serie A champions into a sale – and supporters have been reacting on Twitter.
Lukaku was an integral part of Antonio Conte’s team during 2020/21. He bagged 30 goals as the Milanese giants ended the dominance of Juventus.
The 28-year-old endured an unsuccessful spell at Chelsea earlier in his career. In 15 appearances he failed to score and was sold to Everton before he really got going.
Now, the Blues are wanting to re-sign the Belgium international ahead of next season – and will hope to recoup the funds through player sales.
The report suggests that Kepa Arrizabalaga, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Ross Barkley, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Tammy Abraham will be allowed to leave.
Following the news, supporters have been reacting on Twitter and it seems as though most supporters would welcome the £200,000-a-week back.
Would Lukaku be a good fit for Chelsea?
He could prove to be a tremendous signing.
Some suggested he wasn’t a man for the big occasion during his time at Manchester United; although that was probably a little bit harsh.
Indeed, he’s quashed that notion at the San Siro; scoring in several big games during the club’s title-winning campaign.
Lukaku is a confidence player and as a result, he needs a manager to truly back him on a regular basis.
If Tuchel can instil such confidence in the international striker then he could thrive back at Stamford Bridge.