Chelsea step up switch plans over transfer for £100m-rated star, but in addition tempted by dangerous various
Chelsea reportedly plan to increase their interest in Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku this summer but may be tempted to try another riskier approach.
The Blues desperately need a top new signing this summer after Timo Werner scored a pathetic six Premier League goals in 2020/21 and Lukaku could be ideal after his excellent form in Serie A.
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The Belgium international has previously been linked to Chelsea by Athletic for up to £ 100million and he is once again mentioned as their target by the Sun.
However, The Sun claim that Chelsea are tempted not to switch for a center-forward this summer and wait another year to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.
The 21-year-old Norway international is an extremely exciting prospect after 41 goals in 41 games last season and could be a better option than Lukaku in the long run.
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Still, it also seems very risky for CFC to go into a new campaign without stepping up their attack, unless something unexpected happens and Werner really upgrades his game.
Thomas Tuchel has done an incredible job with the battered squad he inherited from Frank Lampard, but it’s clear that this team needs more goals to fight for the title and waiting another year for Haaland doesn’t seem a sensible one Being an option when other top clubs are sure to join the run.
Lukaku is more than acceptable as Plan B too, having scored 64 goals in all competitions in his two seasons at Inter, while he has proven productive, albeit a little bit, during his time at Everton in the Premier League disappointing spell at Manchester United.