Chelsea Switch Information Roundup: Blues Indicators € 115million Deal With Inter Milan for Romelu Lukaku, a membership serious about a Serie A defender and extra – Aug 7, 2021

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Chelsea are putting the finishing touches on preparations for the coming season. The Blues won the UEFA Champions League in the 2020/21 season and will face Europa League winners Villarreal in the UEFA Super Cup next week. Thomas Tuchel hopes to be able to win a few new players by then if he tries to enrich the club's cabinet with more cutlery.

Chelsea are determined to improve their front line this summer, with Tuchel looking for a new striker to lead the line. The Blues want to strengthen their defense and midfield before the end of August.

With that in mind, let's take a look at the top transfer news from Chelsea on August 7th, 2021.

Chelsea agree a € 115million deal for Romelu Lukaku with Inter Milan

Romelu LukakuRomelu Lukaku

According to renowned journalist Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea have struck a € 115million deal with Inter Milan to bring Romelu Lukaku to Stamford Bridge. The Blues have been in talks with the Nerazzurri since last week to plan a reunion with their former player.

Thomas Tuchel desperately wants to get a new number nine into his team and recently turned to the Belgian. Things escalated quickly and the Premier League giants soon made Lukaku their number one target this summer. The player himself had a change of heart this summer after previously reiterating his desire to stay with the Serie A giants.

Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea, confirmed and off we go! The agreement is to be concluded after further discussions. 115 million euros for Inter and no players included. Paperwork to be signed once the details are established. 🔵🤝 #FCKW

Lukaku will sign a long-term contract for 12 million euros + add-ons. #Chelsea pic.twitter.com/N47ksuRGpM

– Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 7, 2021

Chelsea responded quickly and initially offered the Belgian a player-plus-cash proposal that included Marcos Alonso and Davide Zappacosta in the deal. But Inter Milan had no interest in the players on offer and instead opted for a pure cash offer. The Blues finally gave in and have now made an offer that the Nerazzurri cannot refuse. Lukaku will earn around € 12 million a year without add-ons and will sign a long-term contract.

Blues are interested in Serie A defenders

Stefan de VrijStefan de Vrij

Chelsea is interested in Stefan de Vrij, according to The Hard Tackle via TuttoMercatoWeb. The Blues have turned their attention to the Inter Milan defender after their attempts to get Matthijs de Ligt to Stamford Bridge failed. Thomas Tuchel is eager to strengthen his backline after securing the services of Romelu Lukaku. The Premier League giants want a successor for Thiago Silva, who is at the end of his career.

🚨 Inter Milan defender Stefan de Vrij 🇳🇱 could allegedly leave this summer. Agent Mino Raiola is trying to find potential buyers through this window. #Inter

(via @ TuttoMercatoWeb🌓)

– Football transfers (@ Transferzone00) August 7, 2021

Chelsea are keen to sign Jules Kounde but his € 80m prize is proving to be an issue. De Vrij could meanwhile be a cheaper alternative to the French.

Chelsea try to lure Barcelona star with astronomical offer

Ilaix MoribaIlaix Moriba

According to Sport Witness via Mundo Deportivo, Chelsea have offered Barcelona contract rebel Ilaix Moriba a delicious deal to move to Stamford Bridge. The Blues previously tried to sign the Spaniard in 2019 but now have a second attempt at him. Moriba has stopped a contract extension offer from the Catalans, his current contract expires in 12 months.

Barcelona are ready to fire the Spaniard this summer and there is already a long list of applicants vying for his services. Chelsea play a prominent role in this group and are trying to win the race by making a dizzying offer to Moriba.

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