With Romelu Lukaku’s future at the Blues hanging in the balance, the west London club could be seemingly forced into the market for a new central striker.
The Chelsea striker, who made a sensational return to west London over the summer for almost £100million, publicly admitted that he was unhappy with his situation at Stamford Bridge.
As a result, Blues boss Thomas Tuchel left him out of the matchday squad to face Liverpool on Sunday afternoon, something that has predictably fuelled rumours over his future at the club.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Belgian striker could be set for a reunion with his former Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte, who is now in charge at Tottenham.
Despite the speculation over his future, the Telegraph recently reported that there is absolutely no chance that Lukaku will be sold in this month’s window.
However, a lot of that could change and rely on the meeting that is taking place on today between Tuchel and Lukaku especially after Inter director Piero Ausilio revealed the Belgian is always welcome to the San Siro.
Chelsea in response to latest happenings have been linked with a move for German teenage sensation Karim Adeyemi as he continues to catch the eye for Red Bull Salzburg in Austria.
The 19-year-old is one of the hottest talents in European football right now and the Blues supposedly made contact to sign him in November last year, according to Calciomercato.
In all competitions for Salzburg this season, Adeyemi has netted 18 times, while providing four assists for his team-mates in the process.
The teenage talent admitted he was flattered by links to some top European clubs, including Chelsea and Liverpool, when speaking in October.
He said to Heute, as cited by Sport Witness: “I’m very relaxed about it (my future). I feel honoured, but nothing more. I have my focus here at Salzburg. We play well together, it works perfectly.”
Tuchel is said to be a huge fan of Adeyemi and he could indeed be the perfect replacement for Lukaku, if the Belgian does leave the club in the near future.