Chelsea have held secret talks with Erling Haaland Alternative.
The Blues are in ‘behind the scenes’ talks for Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku according to reports.
The 28-year-old is coming off an impressive season in Italy when his team clinched the Serie A title.
As per Matt Law via the Express, Chelsea are still in secret transfer talks behind the scenes as they look to bring Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge.
Speaking to the London is Blue Podcast, as quoted by the Daily Express, Law said: “There are still talks for Romelu Lukaku going on behind the scenes.”
But, Lukaku has publicly expressed his intention to stay at Inter Milan this summer amid links to a return to the Premier League.
He said: “Yes, I am staying. I’ve already had contact with the man who normally becomes our new manager. Maybe I shouldn’t say that yet… It was a very positive conversation. There’s also the challenge of doing it again (winning the league). I feel good at Inter.”
Chelsea Owner Roman Abramovich is reported to ‘would love’ Lukaku to be the forward the Blues are signing this summer. He is one of their “favorite” players, though Haaland is still the number one target right now.
With Chelsea’s pursuit of Borussia Dortmund superstar Erling Haaland suffering a setback as the 20-year-old bought a new property in Germany, Chelsea could turn its attention to Lukaku, who is the ‘first choice’ after Haaland.
The Blues’ top priority is bringing in a scorer this season with Haaland and Lukaku as the top two targets.