Chelsea news: Declan Rice has been selected to replace Romelu Lukaku

Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea side could have Romelu Lukaku’s replacement after his controversial second stint. They also plan to bid for Declan Rice

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Following the controversy-plagued second spell at Stamford Bridge by Romelu Lukaku, Chelsea has been informed that they have a ready replacement.

Lukaku’s future at Chelsea is in doubt after comments he made earlier this season in which he said that he was unhappy working for Thomas Tuchel, and that he would love to return to Inter Milan.

Chelsea are currently in transfer limbo after the controversial interview. They have apparently increased their interest in Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Hailand but remain concerned about his ability to adapt to life at the Premier League.

This has led to speculation that the Blues may have Lukaku’s replacement in place as they prepare for the summer transfer windows. They could also make an offer for Declan Rice, West Ham United’s midfielder.

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After a controversial second spell with Blues, Romelu Lukaku could be replaced by Chelsea in the summer (Photo by Chloe Knott/Getty Images).
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Blues face transfer uncertainty

Chelsea’s search to find a top-class attacker has led them into a transfer limbo.

Coach Thomas Tuchel asked the club’s chiefs to sign him a new centre-forward last summer, and they duly delivered with the £97.5million acquisition of Romelu Lukaku.

However, the Blues have not been able to complete the second season of the striker at the club as planned and are now evaluating their options for the next transfer window.

Erling Haaland and even Tammy Abraham have been linked – but the Blues must now weigh up their options and decide what the best course of action is.

The complete story is available here.

Lukaku replacement identified

One player who could be a perfectly able replacement for Romelu Lukaku is already at the club – Armando Broja.

The 20-year old is currently on the south coast enjoying a productive season, spending the season at Southampton Premier League club.

According to reports, a few clubs in the Premier League have expressed interest in Broja this summer. This includes the Saints. Broja’s ex-teammate, who told Chelsea that they would be making a mistake selling him.

The complete story is available here.

Declan Rice bid is open

Declan Rice from West Ham United is being drafted by Chelsea to make a move in the summer, according to reports.

Rice, who was once a close friend of Mason Mount at the Blues’ youth academy, has gone on to become one the most skilled centre-midfielders within the Premier League.

Thomas Tuchel’s supporters are keen to have him back at Stamford Bridge. There is also a feeling that he may request a move at Stamford Bridge at the end.

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