Chelsea have now prioritised the signing of Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku ahead of Erling Haaland, according to reports in the English media.
The Blues feel that the Belgian international is a more realistic target for the summer transfer window with the forward expected to be available for £90m.
Supporters on Twitter are very much divided on Lukaku’s return to Stamford Bridge, with some believing he is exactly what Thomas Tuchel’s side need, while others feel there are better options on the market:
I’m on my knees 🙏🏼
— SonOfMadara🇩🇪 (@RobDGreatest) April 29, 2021
— michael anakwe (@MAnakwe) April 29, 2021
Bring him home
— Tony (@CFC_Chuks) April 29, 2021
We need Haaland
— The Harzurf (@Harzurf) April 29, 2021
We need this guy bruv Pace, Power, Finish💯💯
— Saeed Jama (@saeedj1514) April 29, 2021
We don’t need lukaku at all
— Gray (@Graham_Gray19) April 29, 2021
— Tom Clifford (@tomcliffordcfc) April 29, 2021
Been there, done that👎
— Tor Chr Anderssen (@CFCTotto) April 29, 2021
Spending £90m on a player that turns 28 in May doesn’t seem to be great business on the face of it, considering he didn’t exactly set the world alight when he last played in the Premier League for Manchester United.
However, with Haaland expected to cost £130m and, with there being no guarantee that he will move this summer, Lukaku is the safer bet. The Belgian has scored 27 goals in 40 appearances this season, and Inter’s financial situation means they will be open to selling up.