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Chelsea ponder swap deal for Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar that could see Romelu Lukaku return

Chelsea are considering a swap deal for Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar in a possible move that could return Blues striker Romelu Lukaku’s record signing to the former club in Italy

  • Chelsea could try the transfer from Paris Saint-Germain to Milan Skriniar . to hijack
  • The Slovakian defender is taken by Inter . valued at around 70 million pounds
  • Romelu Lukaku expected to be involved in a defender swap deal
  • Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel would like to bring a top defender to the club

Chelsea have inquired about Inter Milan defender Martin Skriniar in a swap deal under which striker Romelu Lukaku could return to his former club in Italy.

Blues boss Thomas Tuchel is eager to bring in a new centre-back this summer following the departures of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen, with Skriniar now seen as a possible option for the London club.

Inter Milan have already turned down Paris St Germain’s £43million for the highly regarded Slovak, but are said to be more open to a Chelsea deal with the Italian club keen on Lukaku’s return to the San Siro this summer.

Milan Skriniar wanted by PSG, but Chelsea could try to hijack a potential deal for the defender

Milan Skriniar wanted by PSG, but Chelsea could try to hijack a potential deal for the defender

Skriniar has previously been scouted by Premier League clubs and Tottenham is said to have rejected a £30million offer for the defender last year.

Inter turned down PSG’s opening offer, which included Julian Draxler as part of a swap deal, but would be open to negotiating a transfer with Chelsea if the English side made an improved offer closer to their £70m valuation .

Chelsea are still hoping to lure top target Joules Kounde to Stamford Bridge, but his latest setback from injury means they can now shift their focus to Skriniar, who has only one year left on his contract.

Skriniar played a total of 48 games in all competitions for Inter last season and was a key figure in taking them to second place in Serie A.

Skriniar is highly regarded at Inter but looks set to leave with the club in financial difficulties

Chelsea record tally Romelu Lukaku could return to Inter Milan this summer

Skriniar could be included in a potential swap deal which will see Romelu Lukaku rejoin Inter . would come

His impressive performance in Italy made his way to the FIFA 22 Serie A Team of the Season, where he was recognized as one of the league’s best defenders.

The 27-year-old is reportedly happy at Inter, but the Italian club’s financial difficulties should see a number of players leave this summer.

Inter’s Lautaro Martinez and Alessandro Bastoni are both players of interest to many Premier League clubs, including Manchester United.

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has yet to make a transfer in the summer transfer window

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has yet to make a transfer in the summer transfer window

Tuchel has yet to start adding reinforcements to his Chelsea side, who finished third in the Premier League last season but has his sights set on plenty of summer income.

Fans are eagerly awaiting to see who will be the first player to arrive under new owner Todd Boehly after the American completed his £4.25bn takeover of the club last month.

Chelsea hope to kick-start their transfer business quickly as they try to keep up with Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal, all of whom are active early on in the transfer market.

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