Chelsea transfer chief, Marina Granovskaia submits £85m for Thomas Tuchel summer target
Chelsea have seen their first transfer offer for highly-rated striker rejected thus summer as they look to strengthen their squad.
The Blues have been relatively quiet in the ongoing summer transfer market and are yet to make any new signings though they have seen about two of their players depart Stamford Bridge this transfer window.
A striker is exactly what Thomas Tuchel needs to get his team ready for next season. Last summer, the Blues acquired the signature of RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner and he was expected to carry his Bundesliga form into the Premier League but he didn’t.
Werner’s failure to be on the score board on a a regular basis has pushed Chelsea into pushing to secure a striker this summer.
The English club has been linked with a deal for Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland, but the player’s outrageous transfer fee of £150m has prevented them for pushing for a deal this summer and have now turned their attention to one of theirs former stars.
Chelsea have now made former star Romelu Lukaku their major transfer target and has pushed to secure the signature of the Belgium international as they look to improve their firepower ahead of what is looking like a difficult Premier League season.
According to a report released by Sky Sports, Chelsea have pushed with their plans to sign the striker and have made an offer for him.
According to the report, the Premier League side have submitted an offer of £85m for the former Everton and Manchester United star but have seen their offer rejected by the Italian giants.
As a matter of fact, it looks like the current Italian Serie A winners are very reluctant to sell their prized asset and would likely hold on to him for at least one more season.
Sky Sports has also claimed that Spanish left-back Marcos Alonso was added in the proposal, but the Nerazzurri are reportedly ready to accept any bid that would see them bag £100m or more for the huge Belgian.
Lukaku is reportedly loving his life in San Siro and has statee that he would like to play for the Italian champions next season, as he is relishing working under their new manager.Should the Blues finally make a bid in the excess of £100m and secure the future of Lukaku, it will mean that the 28-year-old would have second spell at Chelsea, having previously played for the Blues.