The Blues are about to land their man and his arrival has excited their former striker
Chelsea legend Didier Drogba welcomed the return of Romelu Lukaku to the club in a message on his social media pages.
On Saturday, Purpose reports that Chelsea have reached an agreement in principle to sign the Belgian striker, with the return of the £ 98 million ($ 135 million) Interman to Stamford Bridge, which will be officially announced early next week.
The former Ivory Coast striker, who joined Chelsea from Marseille in July 2004 for £ 24m and left after scoring 164 goals in 381 games, celebrated Lukaku’s impending arrival on his social media pages.
Drogba wrote: “He is coming home.”
With the move to Chelsea, Lukaku becomes the last face to leave San Siro in the wake of title winners Antonio Conte and Achraf Hakimi.
In a recent interview, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel refused to accept whether Lukaku is one of the players he wants to sign, merely indicating that ‘many players want to join’.
“I will not talk about players who do not play in my team. “He is a fantastic player, but he is an Inter player and I will not talk about him in this situation,” said Tuchel. said.
‘You might think a lot of players want to join, but we will not talk about it.
“The board does not offer players, that’s not how it works. We talk to the board about players, we have our own opinions, and ultimately we aim for players who can make our team strong in our opinion, which is quite a challenge.
‘There are some players that we think can be a good goal and improvement in our team. I will not comment on names as I do not like it when other coaches talk about my players. So hopefully you understand that. ”
The 28-year-old Lukaku played for Chelsea from 2011 to 2014, and he was also at West Bromwich Albion, Everton and Manchester United in the Premier League.
After leaving Chelsea, Drogba moved to China where he signed for Shanghai Shenhua.