Juventus are growing increasingly confident that a deal can be struck with Chelsea for striker Romelu Lukaku.
The Belgium forward didn’t travel with the Blues on their pre-season tour to the United States, and is believed to be surplus to requirements following Mauricio Pochettino’s arrival at the club.
Juventus keen on Romelu Lukaku loan move
Inter Milan were believed to be the 30-year-old’s preferred destination, but the Champions League finalists pulled out of a move after learning that the Lukaku camp was also in discussions with Juventus.
However, the Old Lady will likely need to offload a striker if they want to bring in the former Manchester United striker on a full-time deal. Therefore, a loan move is being explored, according to Calciomercato via GOAL.
Lukaku still has an offer from Saudi Arabia on the table, but the 30-year-old plans to spend another season in Europe. Chelsea may be open to a loan deal, but they would prioritize a permanent move away from the club for the striker.