Chelsea will consider a transfer move for their former striker Romelu Lukaku if they are unable to sign Erling Haaland this summer window.
Haaland is the most sought-after young striker in world football with Man City, Man United, Real Madrid and Barcelona also eager to sign the player who has hit an incredible 33 goals in 31 games this season.
Chelsea are also among the interested teams but competition for his signature is expected to be huge – with Dortmund set to demand more than £150m for the Norwegian this summer, according to ESPN.
According to The Daily Telegraph, Lukaku is an alternative option at Chelsea should Haaland be deemed unavailable, with the London club prepared to spend a big amount of their transfer budget on a striker.
Lukaku moved to Stamford Bridge as an 18-year-old in 2011 but played just 15 matches for the blues before joining Everton.
The Belgian striker established himself as one of the Premier League’s best forwards on Merseyside before moving to Manchester United in a £75 million deal in 2017.
Lukaku scored 27 goals during his first campaign at Old Trafford but managed just 12 in the following season with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replacing Jose Mourinho midway through the 2018-19 campaign.
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Since joining Inter Milan in the summer of 2019, he has once again established himself as one of the most potent goal scorers, scoring 59 goals with the club hopeful of ending Juventus’ reign at the summit of Italian football.