The UNBELIVABLE names new Chelsea owner is thinking to replace Lukaku
The Blues have a big task on their hands to replace the Belgium international, but there are names on the table
His perfomances last year may not have been top of the shelf, but it undoubtable that when you're inching closer to losing a player of Romelu Lukaku's level, you have to do so serious work to replace him, and that's what Chelsea is doing right now.
According to UK newspaper Daily Mail, it's new Chelsea owner Todd Boehly who's leading the negotiations, poised to make the Blues his own. With Lukaku set to make the loan move back to Inter Milan, finding a new striker is their top priority, although the departures of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen has also left some gaps in defence that will need to be adressed.
As to who could be the replacement for Big Rom, sources are talking of an approximation to Everton's Richarlison. The Merseyside club narrowly escaped relegation last season and needs to get their affairs in order to avoid another scrap the coming year. The Toffees would be open to sell, but would require £50m to let go of the Brazilian international.
Chelsea are also keeping a good eye on how the events unfold with FC Barcelona target Robert Lewandowski. The Polish striker hasn't been shy about his desire to move to the Catalan giants, but the finances of the deal could end up working in favour of the London club, if Barça fail to put together an offer good enough to convince Bayern Munich of letting Lewandowski go.
Last but not least, there is the option of Raheem Sterling. According to the Daily Mail, there haven't been any direct contacts between the Blues and Manchester City, but the first moves have begun, and Sterling is reportedly intersted in a move to Stamford Bridge, where he'd regain a place of predominance that he hasn't enjoyed since he left Liverpool in 2015.
Other options for the Blues include the likes Lille's Jonathan David, Victor Osimhen of Napoli and Sassuolo's Gianluca Scamacca.
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