After the potential move to Inter Milan collapsed, Chelsea wants to swap goal-shy Romelu Lukaku with Juventus’ $90M forward Dusan Vlahovic

Romelu Lukaku has experienced some goal droughts in his career. The Belgium International once played 981 minutes without a goal at Manchester United. At Chelsea, he went 106 days without a goal, and last season at Inter Milan, his goal drought resurfaced again. 

Goal drought is not alien to football players, but when such a player is a highly-ranked forward like Romelu Lukaku, a specific conversion rate is required, even in their worst season. The team always depends on such players to put the back of the net, or they will pose a significant problem in the transfer market.

Details Romelu Lukaku and Dusan Vlahovic swap deal

Chelsea needs a striker that scores goals, and they have been in the transfer market for that profile since Romelu Lukaku’s performance could have been better in recent times. Lukaku was first sent to Inter Milan on a loan deal since he dreamt of returning to the club. Chelsea wants to make the loan deal with Inter Milan permanent, but the Seria A side has recently abandoned their interest in a reunion with Lukaku. 

Because Chelsea needs a new high-profile center-forward, they may now have to consider Juventus’s deal to land one this summer. After Milan rejected Lukaku’s reunion, Juventus approached Chelsea to sign Romelu Lukaku. 

Initially, Juve proposed a loan deal for the Belgian International, but their offer was immediately rejected. However, Juventus has now improved on this bid by offering Dusan Vlahovic to Chelsea in a deal that would see Romelu Lukaku move to the club. 

It is quite glaring that Chelsea are looking to offload Romelu Lukaku, but they need a striker that will score goals in return. The English club has just signed Nicola Jackson from Villarreal, but Mauricio Pochettino wants to add more firepower to the attacking force. 

Chelsea are keen admirers of Vlahovic, and they have already begun to make plans to land the striker. Earlier in this summer transfer, they had made contact with the representatives of the player in a bid to secure his services.

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Through negotiations, Juventus has clarified that they want Romelu Lukaku and have proposed a fee and Dusan Vlahovic to Chelsea to land the player. 

Why did Inter Milan reject Romelu Lukaku’s transfer?

The start to Romelu Lukaku’s Inter Milan career was promising, as he netted 64 times in 95 appearances. The Belgian International reached a milestone encouraging Inter Milan to retain him, but he moved to Chelsea the following summer.

The 30-year-old Belgian forward spent last season on loan at Inter from Chelsea, representing the Serie A club on 37 occasions in all competitions, scoring 14 goals and registering seven assists. Since then, they’ve been in talks with Chelsea to re-sign Lukaku for about £26 million, but Chelsea has rejected this offer, and now Milan is looking elsewhere for a striker option.

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According to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, Inter has decided to leave the negotiations, with a potential deal for the center-forward now off.

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