Chelsea are ready to re-sign Romelu Lukaku this summer as Thomas Tuchel plots a Premier League title challenge.
The Blues want a new centre forward ahead of next season — with the Inter Milan hitman viewed as the most realistic target by club recruitment staff.The newly-crowned European champions have built a formidable defensive record under Tuchel but have scored more than two goals in a game just once in 30 matches under the German.
Improvement in front of goal will be key if Tuchel is going to go challenge Manchester City for domestic supremacy next season.
Despite scoring 33 goals in helping Inter win Serie A last season, the Italian club will listen to offers for Lukaku as they seek to ease financial concerns.
Tuchel has already admitted he would be interested in signing Harry Kane from Tottenham but a deal for the England captain to join Chelsea appears virtually impossible due to the intense rivalry between the London clubs.
Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland is also of interest to the Blues but a move for Lukaku is understood to be the club’s main focus, with his advisors believed to be aware of Chelsea’s interest.