Chelsea set for sensational swap deal?

English Premier League

Chelsea could be in line for a sensational swap deal that would see Romelu Lukaku leave just one year after rejoining the club. 

The Belgium striker has endured waves of criticism since returning to England last year, with his misfiring form in front of goal having contributed to the Blues' failure to stay in the race for the 2021/22 Premier League title.

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The 29-year-old scored just eight goals in 26 Premier League matches this season, with his form having begun to dip following a reported rift with manager Thomas Tuchel regarding an interview in which the forward revealed his desire to rejoin Inter Milan at some point in the future.

It now appears the frontman may just get what he wished for, with the London club having set their sights on another Nerazzurri star.

According to The Athletic, the Blues are monitoring Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez's situation in Milan after identifying the goal-getter as someone who could bolster their attack.

Per Italian publication Foot Mercato, meanwhile, Lukaku is being eyed by Inter after they narrowly missed out on the 2021/22 Serie A title with a second-place finish behind AC Milan, prompting speculation a swap deal could be on the cards.

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It was with the Italian club that the Belgian shone brightest in recent times, contributing to 80 strikes in 95 matches for the Nerazzurri between 2019 and 2021.

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