Here is your Chelsea digest on Wednesday, August 4.
Inter reject Lukaku bid
Chelsea are continuing their search for a striker at pace and reportedly see former Blue Romelu Lukaku as their prime target this summer having moved on from Borussia Dortmund sensation Erling Haaland.
As a matter of fact, Marina Granovskaia appears to have made the club’s first moves to bring the Belgian to Stamford Bridge having reportedly had a bid of £85m plus defender Marcos Alonso turned down.
According to Sky Sports, the west-Londoners remain determined to sign Lukaku this summer and could look to try again with another offer.
Read the full story here.
Sarri eyes Hudson-Odoi
Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi is reportedly being eyed by former Blues boss Maurizio Sarri ahead of a potential summer switch.
As per Il Messaggaro, Sarri’s Lazio have the 20-year-old on their shortlist for potential wide recruits.
Their prime target is Eintracht Frankfurt’s Filip Kostic but should they fail to agree terms with the German outfit, could make a loan offer for Hudson-Odoi.
Find out more here.
Declan Rice not requesting transfer
Long-term Chelsea target Declan Rice is apparently not angling for a move away from West Ham United this summer despite turning down two contract offers.
The England star is apparently admired by Blues boss Thomas Tuchel but remains committed to the Hammers and has returned to pre-season training ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.
David Moyes’ West Ham are believed to want approximately £100m for his services if they were to sell in the current window.
Read more about Rice’s future here.
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