Chelsea are reportedly interested in Napoli star Victor Osimhen as a potential replacement for Romelu Lukaku this summer. The transfer rumours are rapidly increasing around the future of Blues striker Lukaku, who appears to be heading out of the Stamford Bridge exit doors. Sky Sports claims Chelsea and Inter Milan have now agreed a loan deal for the 29-year-old to join the Italians next season. According to the Daily Mail, Thomas Tuchel’s side are already eyeing up potential replacements to fill the Lukaku void.
He explained back in 2020 that he grew up watching Chelsea and African legend Didier Drogba as his favourite player. There’s plenty of similarities in his game with sheer pace, power and aerial presence. He said he grew up watching Didier Drogba and that he was an example while growing up. With Lukaku’s exit seemingly imminent, it’ll be interesting to see how Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel views his centre-forward position ahead of the new season.
German duo Kai Havertz and Timo Werner are currently options to play in the No.9 role. Tuchel reportedly plans to check on 20-year-old Blues striker Armando Broja during pre-season, too. The same kind of pressure would exist on Osimhen’s shoulders if he signed as a replacement for Lukaku.