Lukaku has already explained how Tuchel can improve him further in training at Chelsea

Chelsea might want to take a few tips from Antonio Conte on how Romelu Lukaku can be developed beyond his current ability.

Lukaku is seemingly edging ever closer to a reunion with his Stamford Bridge employers, as they continue to work on a deal for the Inter Milan forward.

It is now believed the Belgian will accept a move back to the Blues, permitted Inter receive a suitable bid for his services.

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If Chelsea do secure the 28-year-old, their chances of challenging for the Premier League are set to skyrocket.

The sizzling striker is amongst the world’s best in his position, combining speed, strength and laser-like efficiency in front of goal.

Getting the most out of Lukaku

However, there is room to improve in every player, no matter their current status or progression.

Even in a finely tuned figure like Lukaku, who himself admitted that the former Inter manager was the reason behind his revival.

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“Conte told me very directly: If you don’t work in training you won’t play,” he told La Tribune.

“It’s essential that you know how to play with your back to goal. It’s important to meet people who tell you the absolute truth to help you improve.”

He also went on to explain the unusual training methods used to enhance his offensive attributes.

“I’ve improved with my back to goal thanks to a machine we use in training which fires balls at me at 30-40km/h.

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“I have to direct them towards my teammates.

“Beforehand I was always a bit behind the defender marking me, now I’m two seconds ahead of them.”

A mixture of Conte’s directness and training ground procedures have helped Lukaku to become the deadly no.9 we see before us.

And Chelsea might want to take note of this blend before they complete a transaction with Inter.

Especially Thomas Tuchel, who is said to be extremely keen on signing the centre-forward.

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Tuchel is a meticulous planner, with a decent track record of expanding the skill set of those he’s worked with.

Antonio Rudiger, N’Golo Kante, Jorginho and Kai Havertz amongst others were certainly lifted by his arrival in January.

If he can get any more out of Lukaku, then the Blues will be contesting Manchester City for their domestic crown.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.