Report: Chelsea can speed up potential Lukaku deal by selling £40m rated star to Serie A side

Tammy Abraham could soon be in the middle of another transfer saga if Chelsea attempt to use him as part of a possible move for Romelu Lukaku.

According to Sky Sports Italia, Abraham may be used as part of a striker merry-go-round so the Blues can land Lukaku this summer.

Inter Milan have reportedly identified Atalanta’s Duvan Zapata as the man to replace their Belgian centre-forward should he swap the San Siro for Stamford Bridge.

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This would then leave a gaping hole in Atalanta’s attack, which is where Chelsea can come to the rescue.

They are considering offering Abraham to the Serie A side, permitted both Lukaku and Zapata move one club to the left.

The Blues would still likely ask for £40m (Telegraph) from the Italian’s for their academy product’s services.

Then, every party will be satisfied… sort of.

Who would be getting the best deal out of this transfer triangle?

In terms of output, Chelsea would obviously be getting the most efficient marksmen in Lukaku.

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He netted 30 times in 44 matches last season and only finished five behind Cristiano Ronaldo for the league’s Golden Boot award.

Some way down the list was Zapata, who bagged 15 goals in 37 top-flight Italian appearances.

However, the Colombian did provide ten assists, certainly a valuable asset for a no.9 (or no.91 in his case).

Abraham on the other hand scored just 12 goals in 2020/21, yet still finished as Chelsea’s joint top scorer.

Which is actually a remarkable achievement considering the 23-year-old hasn’t started a competitive game since February.

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