Marina Granovskaia aims to seal Romelu Lukaku Chelsea transfer with third bird incoming

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia is aiming to wrap up the deal to bring Romelu Lukaku back to west London today as a fresh bid of £102million is reportedly imminent.

Lukaku, 28, is the priority signing for the Blues with the season fast approaching, and it is understood that his stance about wanting to stay at Internazionale has changed after phone calls with manager Thomas Tuchel.

This has prompted Granovskaia and co to slam their foot on the accelerator pedal for the Belgian International, as the Erling Haaland dream now looks dead in the water. understands that a third bid of £100million could well be enough to lure Serie A’s MVP back to west London for the next campaign.

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Our understanding of the situation coincides with what Italian reports are saying.

Gazzetta dello Sport have claimed that the Blues will make direct contact with Inter Milan today to make their new offer which will include a player in the deal, possibly Marcos Alonso.

They go onto to say that that having the choice of which player they want will increase the temptation for Giuseppe Marotta and the rest of the board to accept this third proposal.

Remember, this was the same outlet who reported yesterday that Internazionale owner Steven Zhang was having second thoughts about letting the 28-year-old leave due to the fan protests, but that now seems like a ploy to save face among the Inter board as £100million plus would significantly ease their financial worries caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Meanwhile, the player’s agent Federico Pastorello has hinted on Instagram that a deal could be imminent, after responding to a fan who was clearly upset at the idea of the ex-Manchester United striker leaving the club this summer.

His message read: “You will be able to hear our reasons soon, however it turns out.”

Serie A’s second top goalscorer finished the 2020/21 season with a total of 24 goals, averaging a goal and an assist every 90 minutes, at the rate of 1.09, which was also the second-highest in the league last term.

Only Cristiano Ronaldo bettered his 24 goals by adding five more to that tally.

In spite of his illustrious form in Italy, former Blues defender Glen Johnson reckons Eden Hazard’s International teammate will struggle if he returns to the Premier League.

“I’m not so sure the Premier League suits Lukaku to be honest,” Johnson told Betting Odds. “Obviously he’s a big, powerful lad, quite physical but I just think the Premier League’s a bit too quick for him.

“So no, I wouldn’t like to see him return.

“But in certain leagues, he is going to get goals, albeit at a slightly slower pace.”

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