Chelsea could receive a big financial boost this summer amid Manchester United’s interest in signing Andre Onana.
The Red Devils have identified the Cameroonian star as their main goalkeeper target, and talks are currently advanced with Inter Milan to find a transfer agreement. As per Fabrizio Romano, a fee in the region of €55 million could convince them.
A deal could materialise as early as next week and this could directly benefit Chelsea, who are looking to offload Romelu Lukaku.
The Blues sent Lukaku back on loan to Inter last season. He had a decent campaign for them with 14 goals and seven assists.
The Nerazzurri are now exploring a permanent deal for the striker, and reports claim that they plan to launch a formal approach for the Belgium international once they recoup funds from the sale of Onana to the Red Devils this month.
This should provide the Blues with a financial boost. It is well known that Lukaku wants to return to San Siro, and he has already turned down a lucrative offer from Al-Hilal. Onana’s move to Old Trafford could be a blessing in disguise.
Chelsea currently value Lukaku in the region of €40m. It is highly unlikely that Inter will pay the transfer fee up front, but the Blues will be hoping that they can secure the entire sum by negotiating easy add-ons with the Nerazzurri.
Meanwhile, the Blues are planning to pursue another striker after Lukaku’s exit. As things stand, the club continue to be regularly linked with Juventus’ Dusan Vlahovic. The Bianconeri are set to hold out for €80m for his services.