Chelsea are reportedly prepared to get rid of Romelu Lukaku in order to recuperate enough cash to try and buy Denzel Dumfries.
According to Calciomercato, Todd Boehly will seriously consider selling Lukaku permanently to Inter Milan, in the hope Dumfries heads in the opposite direction.
The Dutch international has apparently been circled by the Stamford Bridge hierarchy before and during the World Cup.
His performances up to the quarter-final exit earned the applause of numerous pundits, including Micah Richards’ ‘breathless’ assessment of the 26-year-old.
He is clearly viewed as a valuable asset by the Blues, but also by his current employers.
Chelsea want to exchange Dumfries for Lukaku
Inter are evidently not going to let the wing-back leave without a fight, with the chain of command placing a £51m price-tag on his head.
This value might deter some of Dumfries’ suitors, as club look to knuckle down financially in the January transfer window at least.
Yet, such a cost will unlikely deter Boehly from pursuing the top prizes.
Especially if he can slash Inter’s estimation of the defender by earning a few pennies for the sale of Lukaku.
Chelsea’s record-signing is currently on loan at the San Siro, having returned to his former stadium after a failed first-season in South West London.
There might not be a chance for redemption in the Premier League, however, with Boehly seemingly pushing for the striker to set sail for good.
Lukaku probably wouldn’t complain too much if Inter accepted him for a second time, as he aims to rid the blues he suffered with the Blues.