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Chelsea will have to break their transfer record to re-sign Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan, according to reports. Inter are claimed to want at least £105million for Lukaku, who has scored 27 goals in all competitions this season. The Belgian has played a huge part in leading the Serie A side close to their first title in 11 years.
helsea are in the market for a striker, with Borussia Dortmund sensation Erling Haaland a target.
However, Haaland is wanted by a host of top clubs across Europe after a prolific first full season in Germany.
The Mail say Chelsea would also like to sign Harry Kane from London rivals Tottenham.
But that deal looks incredibly unlikely, meaning Lukaku is the most realistic option out of the three.
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However, Inter are desperate not to sell the 27-year-old they signed from Manchester United in 2019.
Chelsea broke their transfer record last summer to sign Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen for a fee of around £72m.
But the Mail say Lukaku would cost the Blues at least £105m.
Lukaku has scored 61 goals in 92 appearances in all competitions for Inter.
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Chelsea know the player well after first bringing him to England in 2011 as a teenager.
But he failed to score in his 15 appearances for the club and was sold in 2014 after two successful loan spells at West Brom and Everton.
Chelsea wanted to re-sign Lukaku in 2017 when they were managed by the now Inter boss Antonio Conte.
However, United snuck in at the last minute to seal a deal for the striker.
Inter have faced financial issues of late and the owners Suning have put the club up for sale.
The Mail says the San Siro outfit will be forced to sell some of their prized assets.
Speaking last month, Italian football expert Aurelio Capaldi said Conte is desperate not to lose Lukaku.
“I think it depends who is going to buy the club,” Capaldi told the Transfer Window podcast.
“But for sure, if Conte stays, he will not accept the departure of Lukaku.
“He fought a lot to have him and that was a good decision, because Lukaku is making the difference in Serie A.
“But he will not accept Lukaku to go. So if Conte stays, Lukaku is not leaving.”
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