Here is some fascinating Chelsea news for you…
According to rumours in Italy, Chelsea manager Graham Potter is interested in making a stunning deal for Harry Kane next summer.
Prior to Thomas Tuchel’s dismissal, the Blues signed two high-profile attackers in the summer window, with Raheem Sterling and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang entering from Manchester City and Barcelona, respectively.
According to Calciomercatoweb, the German’s successor wants to acquire another forward in 2023 and ‘really likes’ Tottenham and England player Harry Kane.
According to the report, Potter is willing to provide Romelu Lukaku, who is now on loan at Inter Milan after an ill-fated return to the Premier League in 2021-22, in exchange for the Three Lions captain’s services.
This incredible deal would reunite the Belgian forward with Antonio Conte, with the pair playing a key role in Inter Milan winning the Serie A title in 2020-21.
However, the same site claims there are a handful of stumbling problems, the first of which is Kane, whose contract at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium expires in 2024, is viewed as a ‘immovable icon’ of Conte’s team.
Furthermore, the move could be thwarted if Serie A giants Inter reach an agreement with Chelsea before the summer to make the Belgian’s move to San Siro permanent.
They claim that only Lukaku’s reluctance will prevent him from extending his loan period in Milan, but that any permanent move will be contingent on how he performs for the remainder of his loan spell.
The 29-year-old has one goal in three appearances for Simone Inzaghi’s team this season, but has been sidelined for the last six games due to a thigh issue.
Lukaku’s loan return to Inter came after an unexpectedly disappointing return to previous club Chelsea, where he managed only 13 goals in 42 games across all competitions after joining for a club-record cost of £98 million in August 2021.
Despite scoring three in his first four games.
Lukaku then went goalless in the Premier League until December where he scored in successive games before another barren patch that lasted until May.
Potter’s tenure at Stamford Bridge got off to a stumbling start last week, as a lacklustre Blues side was defeated to a 1-1 draw by RB Salzburg in the Champions League.
Kane might so emerge as a candidate, but Tottenham’s rivalry with Chelsea could complicate a transfer.
The England captain was also a target for Bayern Munich in the summer as a replacement for Robert Lewandowski, according to rumours earlier this month, and the Bundesliga giants reportedly told him not to sign a new contract with Spurs.