Report: Club set sights on move to sign 28-year-old Chelsea player, his agent has now been contacted

Barcelona are reportedly eyeing a potential swoop for Chelsea player Romelu Lukaku.

Spanish publication Marca claims Barcelona chiefs have already made contact with Federico Pastorello, who’s the agent of Chelsea’s struggling centre-forward.

Barcelona’s director of football Mateu Alemany, along with the La Liga club’s sporting advisor Jordi Cruyff, have sat down for discussions about the 28-year-old Blues striker.

It is understood that any concrete move will have to wait until the ownership saga is resolved at Stamford Bridge, though.

The report adds any deal to see Lukaku move from London to the Camp Nou is a transfer where the Spanish club don’t have to break the bank for him.

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Makes sense for Chelsea

In fairness, everyone needs to admit the Lukaku return to Chelsea this season has been a big disaster.

The left-footed striker has scored 12 goals in all competitions to give him some credit, but is so far off what the Blues needed in the number nine position.

Unfortunately, Thomas Tuchel’s side still really lack that clinical touch in attack.

If the financial side of things make sense, Chelsea should really look to offload the Belgian forward and understand they may take a hit on his cost.

Roy Keane wasn’t impressed by Lukaku’s most recent appearance for the Blues. Tony Cascarino recently said he feels the player has “lost total belief”.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.