Chelsea are hoping to persuade Inter to sell Romelu Lukaku by making a big bid this summer.
The Premier League team is ready to present Marcos Alonso to the Serie A team in exchange for the goal scorer.
Chelsea believe they can take advantage of Inter’s financial problems and that a big offer will consider them leaving the Belgian star.
What is Lukaku’s position?
Lukaku said last week that he is ready for the new season with the Italian champions after returning to training, indicating he wants to stay.
Meanwhile, Inter’s chief executive Giuseppe Marotta insisted the forward would not be allowed to leave anytime soonand says: “Lukaku is not for sale. Lukaku is an important piece on the chessboard that Simone Inzaghi has available.”
Why does Chelsea want to sign Lukaku?
The Stamford Bridge team is looking for a new striker, after seeing Olivier Giroud this summer.
Chelsea already have Erling Haaland and Harry Kane on their goal list, but Borussia Dortmund are not prepared to sell the former during this transfer window and Tottenham will not allow their star to join his London opponents.
Lukaku, 28, has grown to become one of the leading strikers in the world over the past few years.
He scored 24 goals and 11 assists in the previous season when the Nerazzurri secured the league title.
Only Cristiano Ronaldo scored more goals in the Italian top flight in 2020-21.
How did Lukaku fare at Chelsea?
Lukaku joined Chelsea in 2011 at Anderlecht, but could not find a place in the first team.
He finally borrowed from West Brom for a year in 2012 and then moved to Everton a year later.
Lukaku then signed a permanent deal with the Toffees, leaving Chelsea with only 15 competitive games to his name and no goals.
What else does Chelsea have in store this summer?
The Blues are already trying to sign Jules Kounde at Sevilla before the new season.
They offered several players to the Spanish team in exchange for the defender.
Kurt Zouma, Emerson Palmieri and Kenedy are one of the names the Premier League team has mentioned through Sevilla.
They are first trying to get rid of Zouma to make room in the team for Kounde, and West Ham are also in talks to sign the former.