Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel plans to replace Romelu Lukaku with Robert Lewandowski as he hopes to hijack Barcelona's deal | The Sun

CHELSEA are looking to sign Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski to replace Romelu Lukaku, according to reports.

Lukaku, 29, joined the Blues from Inter Milan last summer for an eyewatering £97.5million transfer fee.

However, his first season back in England was far from successful.

In 44 appearances across all competitions he scored 15 goals and registered just two assists.

During that time he also fell out-of-favour with Chelsea fans after revealing that he regretted his return to the club in a tell-all interview.

But now he could finally get his move away, with Inter Milan looking to take him back on loan.

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Lukaku is eager to return to the San Siro and is even willing to half his wage demands in order to facilitate a move, but Inter will have to pay a loan fee of up to £20million.

Chelsea are open to letting him go, and have already targeted his replacement.

According to ESPN, Thomas Tuchel wants Lewandowski to fill the void.

The Polish striker, 33, is desperate to leave Bayern Munich this summer following a successful eight-year spell.

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He has made it clear that his preferred destination would be Barcelona, however, the club's financial issues could prevent a deal from being completed.

Paris Saint-Germain are said to be ready to swoop in if the talks collapse, with Chelsea also on red alert.

The Blues had originally been keen on the idea of signing Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus, but Arsenal are now winning the race for the striker.

Mikel Arteta's side have reportedly submitted a £50million bid for the Brazilian which meets City's original asking price.

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