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Chelsea are likely to steal a £40 million Manchester United target due to a ‘discount’ on Romelu Lukaku’s deal

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Chelsea are likely to steal a £40 million Manchester United target due to a ‘discount’ on Romelu Lukaku’s deal

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Romelu Lukaku’s Chelsea career appears to be coming to an end, at least for the coming season. There’s no need to be discouraged because this is exactly what he wants. The Belgian has made it clear that he wants to return to Inter Milan at some point in the future; it’s simply that it’s occurring sooner than expected.

Chelsea are likely to steal a £40 million Manchester United target due to a 'discount' on Romelu Lukaku's deal

He has been in contact with his previous club in the hopes of arranging a loan return this summer, and Chelsea now appear to be on board. The Nerazzurri and Chelsea are in talks, but there’s an unusual twist in the story.

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Inter Milan’s Alessandro Bastoni, Milan Skriniar, and Lautaro Martinez have all been linked with the Blues. They’ve now added another name to the list, which won’t affect the Lukaku trade directly but will make Thomas Tuchel’s job simpler.

Denzel Dumfries of Inter Milan has been added to the mix, and with Reece James in desperate need of some good competition, Lukaku’s arrival could be beneficial to Chelsea’s future.

Chelsea had originally set a £20 million loan fee for Romelu Lukaku. Inter Milan, according to GOAL, were not impressed with the price tag and made an initial bid of £7 million. The Blues appear to have reached an agreement for a fee of £10 million, but there’s a catch. Surprisingly, the Nerazzurri are willing to sacrifice Dumfries in order to accomplish their goals. They are apparently willing to give Chelsea a discount on the 26-year-old winger’s £40 million valuation. The Dutchman enjoyed a fantastic first season in Italy and could be on his way to England after just one year.

Despite the possible loss in the Romelu Lukaku transfer, Thomas Tuchel may be able to assist Dumfries kill two birds with one stone. The Blues are in desperate need of a right wingback. Chelsea’s lack of options on the right flank was highlighted by Reece James’ injuries last season. Christian Pulisic, Callum Hudson Odoi, or Hakim Ziyech would have to play right wingback in places where Cesar Azpilicueta or Reece James were required.

A £40 million discount for a right wingback may be a brilliant move for the Blues. Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has asked the club to sign Dumfries this summer, according to Gazzetta della Sport. If Chelsea is able to pull this off, it will be a great bargain.

The departure of Romelu Lukaku this summer might have a lot of beneficial consequences. It isn’t the most ideal manner for the Belgian to depart, but it may benefit both sides. It makes little difference if Chelsea negotiates a deal with Bastoni, Skriniar, or Dumfries. Tuchel’s incredibly slender backline might benefit from any of these options.

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