Transfer gossip: Chelsea to offer Lukaku in part-ex for Man Utd target as Ten Hag moves for Real star

Ian Watson
Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku takes on Napoli forward Victor Oshimhen.

Todd Boehly isn’t worried about Napoli’s £133m valuation of Man Utd target Victor Osimhen because he reckons he can chuck in Romelu Lukaku – and others – in part-exchange…

Manchester United are said to be considering whether to move first for Harry Kane or Victor Osimhen in the summer. It seems Chelsea have already made their decision over which striker to prioritise…

90min says the Blues have made Osimhen their primary target for 2023, with Napoli’s valuation of £133million apparently not worrying Todd Boehly. Especially not while he thinks he can throw in a few surplus players in part-exchange.

One of those who could be offered to Napoli is Romelu Lukaku if he doesn’t return to Inter. If Napoli don’t fall for it – they almost certainly won’t – then Chelsea have a B list, which is said to include Brentford striker Ivan Toney, Eintracht Frankfurt forward Randal Kolo Muani and Benfica’s Goncalo Ramos. Dusan Vlahovic is also under consideration amid doubts over his future at Juventus.


United are being somewhat more decisive when it comes to Federico Valverde, if El Nacional are to be believed.

They claim the Red Devils have already submitted to Real Madrid an official bid worth £58million for the Uruguay midfielder. It is said Valverde’s form has been poor since the World Cup amid a ropey run for Real, with Carlo Ancelotti benching him. But the 24-year-old has started six of the seven La Liga games since he returned from Qatar and looks set to be in the XI for the FIFA Club World Cup final on Saturday evening.

Erik ten Hag is also being linked by the Daily Mail with a move for Inter Milan defender Alessandro Bastoni. The Italy international is 18 months from the end of his contract at the San Siro, and Inter are desperate not to lose another centre-back for nothing, with Milan Skriniar free to join PSG at the end of the season.


Tottenham have been credited with an interest in Bastoni but they are looking a little closer to home for a centre-back…

The Evening Standard says Antonio Conte is considering a move for Crystal Palace defender Marc Guehi. Spurs have been watching the England international since he moved to Selhurst Park from Chelsea in 2021 – but the Blues could pose a threat to Conte’s plans.

Chelsea have the option to match any offer Palace receive for Guehi. Should they opt not to do that, they will benefit from a sell-on clause, which is likely to push the defender’s price up.

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