Barcelona eye Romelu Lukaku after failed Erling Haaland and Robert Lewandowski transfer bids

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FC Barcelona are interested in signing Chelsea and Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, according to reports in Spain.

The Blaugrana are supposedly in desperate need of a new number nine next season, amid troubled attempts to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund and Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich. Now, as per a report from Marca, Romelu Lukaku is Barca’s Plan C.

Lukaku faces a summer of uncertainty given his underwhelming return to the Premier League this season. The 28-year-old has found the net just 12 times in total for the Blues, of which only five have come in the league.

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The Belgian re-joined Chelsea for a fee of around £97.5million last summer and has courted controversy during his time at Stamford Bridge. An eye-opening interview towards the end of last year saw him admit that he was ‘not happy’ at the club. Since then, the forward has struggled to nail down a place in the side, with Timo Werner and Kai Havertz often preferred.

As he’s still struggling and rumoured to be earning a mammoth £350,000 a week in west London, the Blues may wish to cash-in on him if they can. They won’t be able to do that until the sale of the club is completed, however.

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Luckily, there’s more clarity on that situation now. The consortium led by Los Angeles Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly has been selected as the preferred bidder for the Blues and has reportedly secured a period of exclusivity as it attempts to complete its multi-billion pound takeover from Roman Abramovich.

Source by Football London

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