Chelsea transfer news: Romelu Lukaku “back early” for talks with Jules Kounde rival

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Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea’s boss, will be keen to improve his team during the transfer window. There are many players who are expected to leave Stamford Bridge this Summer.

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Who could replace Lukaku at Chelsea

The new owners of Chelsea will realize that the last few weeks were the calm before the storm, as the 2021-22 season draws to an end.

Because of the respect for the players participating in meaningful Nations League clashes between their countries, the international window was extended. It has been a blessing in many ways after such turbulent seasons as it has given the new hierarchy the space they need to organize their thoughts and goals.

However, there is no summer tournament to stop the transfer jostling. Todd Boehly have already been given a taste what they can expect with the European transfer market. The powerful Spanish media kicks into gear. Mirror Sport reviews the latest Chelsea transfer news.

Barca joins the Kounde battle

“Kounde, la prioridad”Roarings Mundo DeportivoIt is easy to see that little was lost in translation. As he seeks to rebuild the Spanish giants at the back, Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez placed Jules Kounde as his top priority. After being injured in last night’s 1-0 loss to Croatia, the 23-year old France international defender looks ready for surgery. A medical procedure could rule him out of an important pre-season, but Sevilla are still hoping to get the £51.8m price tag to open up funds for a much-needed rebuild themselves.

They would rather sell to Chelsea than to one of their La Liga counterparts. With Andreas Christensen leaving Stamford Bridge alongside Antonio Rudiger, the negotiations look set to accelerate very quickly despite this latest setback with financial terms believed to be all but sorted with the players’ representatives.

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Romelu has no rest

Many players use the end of an international campaign to take a well-earned vacation. Corriere dello SportRomelu is expected to return to London in order to make arrangements for his future. Reports from Italy suggest the £20m it will cost Inter to loan back their former player may be beyond their means and will certainly strain their interest at a time where every euro is being stretched as thinly as possible.

The attraction of returning to London could offer a chance to talk to Todd Boehly about Thomas Tuchel’s impasse. Thomas Tuchel fell out with Todd Boehly over an interview in the which he challenged the Chelsea manager’s tactics. It is the first diplomatic crisis that the new group has faced.

Advances with Wolves

Tuchel’s route and branch overhaul is certainly not just about the big names as the Chelsea manager wants to be stronger across the board to compete more consistently. Tuchel is seeking to attract both quality and quantity with Marcos Alonso being linked to an exit.

He must ensure his spine team is his top priority. However, he also needs a true rival to Ben Chilwell who has such a high-work-rate for his wing-backs. Wolves wing-back Rayan Ait-Nouri cost the Midlands club only the £10m in loan fees when they made his loan move from Angers a permanent one 12 months ago and has been linked with Chelsea by the Daily Mail.