Romelu Lukaku’s future at Chelsea appears to be hanging in the balance, with the Belgian striker expected to leave the club at the end of the season. As reported by Give Me Sport, Chelsea are exploring the possibility of a swap deal that could bring Tammy Abraham back to the club, using Lukaku as part of the transfer.
There has been widespread talk of a £68 million buy-back clause that Chelsea have to re-sign Tammy Abraham. However, it is still unclear whether the London club will be able to finalize an exchange agreement with AS Roma.
Chelsea are thinking about offering Lukaku to close Abraham’s return
Abraham made a stunning debut in Serie A with Roma, scoring 27 goals in his first season with the Italian club. Although he hasn’t reached the same heights since then, he has put in solid performances and has proven to be a valuable asset.
The prospect of returning to his boyhood club could appeal to Abraham, and it is plausible that he is excited at the prospect of pulling on the Chelsea shirt again. On the other hand, Lukaku has had a good performance in Serie A, first with Inter Milan and now with Roma. The question is whether the Giallorossi will opt to sign him permanently and let Abraham go in the coming months.
A move in the winter market seems unlikely, meaning Chelsea could have to wait until the summer to finalize this swap. Exchange agreements are often complicated, and the situation has yet to be resolved.
Chelsea undoubtedly needs to reinforce their attacking line with quality, and Abraham could be a valuable acquisition. With his experience in the Premier League, he could make an immediate impact. In addition, the agreement would allow the club to permanently get rid of Romelu Lukaku.
Lukaku’s return to Stamford Bridge has not been what was expected, and his transfer has become a disappointing failure for both parties. Chelsea signed Nicolas Jackson in the summer but are still looking for quality and depth in their attack. Abraham could be a solution if Chelsea manages to sign him in the coming months.