Barcelona ‘are interested in signing Romelu Lukaku’ this summer with the Belgian striker expected to leave Chelsea after just ONE season… as the Catalan club turn their attention away from Erling Haaland and Robert Lewandowski
- Barcelona are interested in signing Romelu Lukaku in the summer window
- Belgian striker is likely to leave after falling out of favour at Stamford Bridge
- Xavi’s side look set to miss out on both Erling Haaland and Robert Lewandowski
- Lukaku has scored just five league goals since returning to Chelsea in summer
Barcelona are set to launch a move for Romelu Lukaku in the summer transfer window as they prepare to miss out on Erling Haaland and Robert Lewandowski.
Lukaku, who has fallen out of favour at Stamford Bridge in recent months, has moved up the priority list for Barcelona who are desperate to sign a striker ahead of next season.
With Haaland likely to join Man City and Lewandowski potentially staying at Bayern Munich for another year, Marca suggests the Belgian striker could be headed to the Nou Camp in summer.
Romelu Lukaku has become a top transfer target for Spanish giants Barcelona
The 28-year-old made his desire to leave Chelsea apparent in December when he spoke about how he feels misused in Thomas Tuchel’s system.
That led to Lukaku’s exclusion from the squad for a few games before being reinstated back into the first team – but he’s failed to kick on since then having not scored in the league this calendar year.
Barcelona had been in pursuit of Lewandowski but Bayern have made his situation very difficult and have remained blunt in the idea that the Polish striker will play in Germany next season.
Erling Haaland has been closely linked with a move to Manchester City in recent weeks meaning a move to Spain is unlikely for the Norweigan.
Barcelona had been in pursuit of Robert Lewandowski – but a move seems increasingly unlikely
Lukaku joined Chelsea for a reported club record fee of £97.5 million after winning the Serie A title with Inter Milan the year before.
The Belgian got off to a flying start with the Blues – netting three goals in his opening three league games. However his form has significantly dropped off with Lukaku only netting two more league goals in the 30 games that followed.
He’s mustered just 12 goals in all competitions for the Blues, which is some way off his impressive 64 goals in 95 games across two seasons with the Italian champions.
Lukaku has struggled to adjust to Thomas Tuchel’s playing style at Chelsea