Chelsea are finally ready to announce the signing of a new striker as their pre-season fixtures ended on Wednesday night following a 2-2 draw against Tottenham Hotspur.
The Blues are now preparing for their first competitive game when they play Villarreal in the UEFA Super Cup final next week, but before that, Chelsea will play an Intra club match behind closed doors in order to fit up players that returned from holiday last week.
Aside that, boss Thomas Tuchel is very keen on landing a new center forward this summer before the club begin their Premier League campaign against Crystal Palace.
Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland has been Chelsea’s top priority for some time now, but it seems the West London side have turned their attention to somewhere else due to Dortmund’s reluctance on selling their star man.And according to the Daily Express, Chelsea are on the verge of completing a £95million deal with Inter Milan to sign Romelu Lukaku in the coming days.
Reports adds that the Serie A champions have set the Blues a deadline of Sunday to finalize Lukaku deal.The Premier League giants are ready to make the Belgian their highest-paid player where he will pocket a basic salary of £350,000-a-week.