Roman Abramovich ready to back Tuchel in pursuit of £105million player after losing faith in Werner

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According to Daily Star, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is ready to back Thomas Tuchel in the pursuit of Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku after losing patience with Timo Werner amid his struggles in front of goal.

Lukaku made 15 appearances for the Blues in his previous three-year spell at Stamford Bridge, spending the majority of his time out on loan.

He left Chelsea permanently for Everton before snubbing a move to Chelsea and instead signing for Manchester United in 2017.

After two seasons at Manchester United, Lukaku joined Inter Milan in 2019, where he has scored an eye-watering 61 goals in 92 games and recently getting his hands on the Serie A title.

Despite Inter Milan’s £105million valuation of the striker, Abramovich is willing to go all out and sign Lukaku having lost patience with Timo Werner, who arrived last summer in a £54million switch from RB Leipzig.

Werner has failed to live up to expectations since joining Chelsea last summer, scoring just six times in 32 Premier League appearances for the Blues.

By signing Lukaku, who has netted 21 goals in 33 Serie A matches this term, it is believed the Blues will solve our goalscoring problems.

However, Chelsea might find it difficult convincing Lukaku to leave Inter Milan at the end of the season after the striker claimed he is proud to be an Inter player following their Serie A triumph.

“I am so happy for all the Inter fans in the world, for the team, the staff, the president and everyone,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

“It was a wonderful year for us, I am truly proud to play for Inter.

“I wanted to come out here and celebrate along with the people. I told my friend this was the best way to experience it, to be there with the fans.

“For me and many of my team-mates, this is our first league title, so it’s a moment we wanted to share with them.”

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