CHELSEA are planning to kick-start off their summer months as Romelu Lukaku closes on a return to Inter Milan.
The Blues flop will head again to the San Siro on loan, with the Italians set to strengthen their bank loan-fee present in the coming times.
Lukaku’s exit — after a disastrous year adhering to his club-document £97.5million go past summer — will distinct the way for Thomas Tuchel to include to his forward line.
And, as reported by SunSport earlier this month, Manchester City star Raheem Sterling is large on Tuchel’s procuring record.
The England winger, 27, has just a yr still left on his offer at the Etihad and is considering his alternatives this summer season.
Sterling has not created a selection on his potential nevertheless but Chelsea are ready to tempt him back to London having grown up in Brent.
Sterling has 131 targets in 339 Town appearances and — even though he is a free of charge agent subsequent summertime — the Premier League champions continue to want up to £60million to market in this window.
In October last 12 months, Sterling admitted he would be open to leaving for a lot more game time.
Talking at an FT Live celebration, Sterling claimed: “If there was the possibility to go someplace else for a lot more activity time I would be open up to it.”
He was named on the bench for the two legs of City’s Champions League semi-last defeat to True Madrid and the final two Premier League games of the period.
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As nicely as chasing Sterling, Chelsea also have an desire in Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele.
The French ace, 25, is geared up to transfer to Stamford Bridge on a totally free transfer so extensive as Tuchel, who coached the winger at Borussia Dortmund, can give him assurances around his sport time.
There is also severe interest in Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski.
The Poland international, 33, has manufactured it crystal clear he wants to leave the German club but Barcelona is his preferred option.
Tuchel must also handle his back four right after previously shedding Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen as their contracts expired this summer season.