Frank Lebouef voiced his support towards Romelu Lukaku’s potential move back to Chelsea this summer.
Speaking on ESPN, Lebouef discussed the links between Lukaku and a rumoured return to Stamford Bridge next season.
A report from Eurosport stated that Roman Abramovich is personally orchestrating the attempt to lure the Belgian international away from Inter Milan.
The 28-year-old has just enjoyed a stellar campaign, that was topped off by being crowned the Most Valuable Player in Serie A.
His 24 goals helped Inter claim their first league title since 2010, their silverware success constructed by Antonio Conte.
However, Conte was cruelly removed from his post due to financial cut backs and plenty of his players might be following suit.
Lukaku is the obvious candidate to depart, with Chelsea in prime position to snap up the £74m (BBC Sport) centre-forward.
Lebouef loves Lukaku
When asked if it would make sense for him to reunite with the Bleus, Lebouef gave his blessing.
“It does, because Lukaku is an exceptional player and he proved it this season with Inter,” said the former Chelsea defender.
“We all know he loves Chelsea football club so much.
“Maybe it’s a curse for him, because he’s too emotional so he can’t be successful at Chelsea.
“But he might come back for the third time and prove me wrong. I wish him the best if he does it.
“He is one of the biggest talents in the world and he will prove it in the Premier League.
“I’m sure he can serve Chelsea. We all know Chelsea have a problem to finish their actions and score goals. He can be a plus for Chelsea for sure.”
Get them goals
One of the few criticisms to surround Thomas Tuchel’s very short tenure in charge of Chelsea is the number of goals his side scored.
Their highest margin of victory was the 4-1 league win over Crystal Palace in April.
That was the only match the Blues managed to score more than three times in a game under Tuchel.
An efficient striker like Lukaku would surely turn these figures on their head and help Chelsea push for the Premier League crown once again.