PSG can complete five-year transfer mission by signing Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku amid £75m links

Paris Saint-Germain could end a five-year transfer mission if their £75million bid for Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku was to be accepted in the summer as the Blues consider their cutting losses early.

Lukaku, 28, has played two games since his controversial interview came out into the public sphere- comments that undermined the west London faithful but most importantly, Thomas Tuchel.

His admissions regarding feeling unhappy in west London coupled with his come and get me back plea to Inter Milan and their fans fell on deaf ears. understands that it’s almost impossible that Marina Granovskaia would consider selling the club record signing only six months into his Blues homecoming with the summer more of a chance to reassess the situation.

Therefore, Tuchel’s focus will solely be on getting the best out of the striker in question for the rest of the season as the European Champions look to compete on all fronts for silverware this season.

“I did not even think about that but he has a contract for a reason, he wants to achieve big things with Chelsea, which means a lot to him and from here we go,” the manager explained when evaluating Lukaku’s long-term future in SW6.

“I cannot predict the future but there was no intention behind all this to change clubs or ambitions. This we are very sure about.

“Romelu speaks out very openly, not only just in the media but in the dressing room, in talks with me and we should also appreciate it. That was maybe a bit too open, in one direction that people and clubs and supporters could be offended, but it was good that we took our time and we can move on now.”

Until the summer, it is expected that many clubs will look at the uncertainty surrounding Lukaku’s future and the possibilities of a cut price deal that could come about if he remains ‘unhappy’ in this current set up.

So, seeing PSG linked is no shock at all with Mauricio Pochettino’s side seeking out their long-term Kylian Mbappe replacement, with the Frenchman looking destined for Real Madrid.

According to El Nacional, French giants Paris Saint-Germain are interested in making a move for his services and would be willing to pay €90m (£75m) for his signature.

Lukaku of course penned a five-year deal upon his return from Inter Milan last summer so it remains to be seen whether the Blues would cash-in on their record signing so soon

It’s already out there that the striker would be open to moving to play for a ‘great team’ like PSG so it’s a yes from his perspective despite not namechecking them as one of the clubs he dreamt of playing for after his time in Italy came to an end.

But from PSG’s perspective, signing ‘Big Rom’ for £75m would mean that they complete a five year mission that goes back to when they were trying to fill the void left by Edinson Cavani.

Back in 2016 when the Uruguayan was linked heavily with becoming Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s successor at the Old Trafford based club, 22-year-old Lukaku was being lined up as the heir to Cavani.

Ironically, Lukaku ended up at Man United as Zlatan’s replacement whilst Cavani signed a new deal and stayed put in the French capital for another four years until the summer of 2020, where the Red Devils swooped in for the free agent.

Nevertheless, back when Chelsea’s number 9 was applying his trade for the Toffees, he did admit he was flattered by the fact that European giants like PSG amongst others were scouting him all those years ago.

He told European outlet BlameFootball back at the time: “A lot of people come to the stadium to watch me.

“Mino (Raiola, his agent) never tells me anything. As long as there is nothing black and white and on paper, he will not bother me with it and I respect that. That is his way of working. I know they (interested clubs) are there though.”

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