Chelsea finally captured a true striker this summer in Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku, after prioritizing the signing of Erling Haaland all summer. However, the Bundesliga club couldn’t let it happen.
“Romelu is one of the guys like Haaland at Dortmund, Lewandowski at Bayern, Harry Kane at Tottenham, who is a real No 9 who loves to score and who has a presence in the box,” Thomas Tuchel said in his interview with Sky Sports.
“That is not a secret,” Tuchel added. “Lukaku is a fantastic player, his kind of profile is what we’re looking for and if it is possible to convince agents and clubs we will do our best.”
The Germain gaffer also spoke about Chelsea rivals Manchester City signing Jack Grealish and gunning to sign Harry Kane
“They are big signings and we are also trying to improve our squad; at the same time we give all our energy to the guys that we have – it’s our goal to improve the group we have,” Tuchel said.
Meanwhile, Romelu Lukaku has completed his medical in Milan ahead of his transfer to Chelsea. The 28-year-old flew to London on Monday ahead of his big-money move to Chelsea.