Chelsea in the hunt to sign No.9 Belgian forward

Inter Milan have identified a possible replacement for Romelu Lukaku, who is being mentioned as a possible transfer target for Chelsea. Lukaku, who first arrived into PL football with Chelsea, has been linked with a return to Stamford Bridge.

The speculation was first intensified by journalist Matt Law. Belgium international has established himself as one of the best strikers in the business during his time at Inter Milan, leaving both Chelsea and Man United with egg on their face.

Selling Romelu is a mistake that the Blues are reportedly prepared to rectify, though, and if Don Balon are to be believed, Inter are already preparing for the possibility of his exit.

Don Balon report that Atalanta’s Luis Muriel is being considered by Serie A leaders Inter as a possible replacement for Lukaku, were he to depart this coming summer.

This may well be merely a contingency plan for Inter, but they’ll be well aware of the financial firepower that Thomas Tuchel will have at his disposal this summer. If the London giants dangle the carrot, so to speak, Inter may well be tempted to cash-in.