Chelsea stars ‘want club to sign Richarlison’ as replacement for Romelu Lukaku

Chelsea stars are reportedly keen for the club to sign Richarlison as a replacement for Romelu Lukaku.

The Blues are a striker short after agreeing Lukaku's exit on loan to Inter Milan for next season. And according to The Sun, Everton forward Richarlison is the man being favoured by the rest of the squad to plug that gap.

It's claimed the Brazil international's fiery play style makes him an attractive option in the eyes of some players. He has earned a reputation for his gamesmanship and never say die attitude, which helped in Everton's battle to avoid the drop last season.

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He registered 11 goals and five assists in all competitions, but it’s his 'devilish personality' which is helping his case among the Chelsea camp. One of those strikes came against them in a 1-0 win at Goodison Park, after which he threw a smoke bomb into the crowd and earned himself an FA charge.

Richarlison is said to have made it clear to Toffees boss and Chelsea legend Frank Lampard that he wants to leave this summer, with two years left on his contract, and a £50million price tag has been set. Stamford Bridge chiefs do have alternatives if that move doesn't materialise, with Arsenal and Tottenham also interested.

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Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling's potential availability has caught Thomas Tuchel's eye, while Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele has also been linked with a move to west London this summer.

Tuchel is keen to get to work in the transfer market after his side struggled in front of goal at times last season. The departing Lukaku finished as top scorer for the season on 15, despite disappointing with his performances.

Kai Havertz and Timo Werner are his remaining centre forward options, but more firepower will be needed if they are to compete at the top of the table next season.


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