Chelsea are looking to add a world-class striker to their ranks this month and a deal to sign Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku appears to be slowly advancing.
football.london understands that the Blues have seen three offers for the Belgian rejected this summer and according to Goal, the current champions of Europe are ready to present the Nerazzurri with an offer of €130million (£110million) in the coming days.
The 28-year-old has reportedly informed the Italian giants of his desire to return to Stamford Bridge and has requested his current club to accept any suitable offer from the west London side.
Chelsea have been desperate to add a prolific centre-forward to the squad this summer after German international Timo Werner endured a difficult time in front of goal during his maiden campaign in England.
The former RB Leipzig forward admitted that he struggled with some of the criticism he received last term after making a big-money move to Stamford Bridge, but claimed that ignoring the noise is the best way to focus on getting back into form.
“I think the most important thing in football is to keep your mentality up, keep your head clean from outside,” the 25-year-old told the club’s website.
“The media is getting bigger and bigger nowadays. Of course, when you play good you are the hero everywhere, but when you play badly it is a totally different story.
“You have to step away from that and concentrate on your football. It’s not always easy because you have media on your phone, media always around you which can bring something up you can see, but you have to be straight, in your own bubble, to think only about the football.
“It’s also important to always have people around you who help you, and give you strength to go on. Also, in the good moments they can bring you down a little bit, so you don’t think you are the hero. So they stop you in the good moments, and lift you up during the bad ones.”