Report: Chelsea really pushing to sign 'unplayable' star, they have great relationship with his agent

Chelsea have an advantage in the chase for Romelu Lukaku in that they have a strong bond with the Inter Milan centre-forward’s representative.

This is according to the Telegraph, who say Federico Pastorello has a sturdy relationship with the Stamford Bridge powers above.  

Lukaku was formerly represented by transfer tycoon Mino Raiola, a man the Blues famously do not see eye-to-eye with.

Instead, the Belgian international replaced Raiola with Pastorello, who also looks after current and former Chelsea players Malang Sarr and Lucas Piazon.

Every advantage will be needed to lure Inter’s striker back to his old stomping ground.

The Serie A champions have already rejected at least two bids from their English counterparts.

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But there is a feeling the Italian side is about to be crushed by Chelsea’s next attempts, as they really push to sign him.

They are willing to break the British transfer record in order to recruit Lukaku, topping Manchester City’s imminent signing of Jack Grealish.

Tuchel wants Lukaku

Thomas Tuchel is said to be fully behind this deal, which is no surprise considering he needs an efficient no.9 this season.

His top scorers from last year were Timo Werner and Tammy Abraham with 12.

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Jorginho topped the list in the Premier League with a mere seven to his name.

Meanwhile, Lukaku bagged 30 goals in all competitions, 24 of those arriving in the league.

Transfer these type of numbers over to a team vying for a title challenge like Chelsea and the results could be frightening.

Plus, the 28-year-old is proven in England’s top flight, thanks to spells with Everton and Manchester United.

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“He is strong and powerful, but for a number nine to have that awareness around him – technically he is gifted,” said former Toffees boss Roberto Martinez in 2013.

 “At times he was unplayable and that that means he opened spaces for others.”

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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.