Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has claimed “a lot of players want to join” when asked about a move for Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku.
The Blues are preparing a second bid for Lukaku, after seeing their initial offer rebuffed.
It is also understood Lukaku is open to returning to Stamford Bridge.
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Speaking to reporters following Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham in a pre-season friendly on Wednesday, Tuchel said: “I will not talk about players who don’t play in my squad.
“He’s a fantastic player but he’s an Inter player and I will not talk about him in this situation.
“You can imagine a lot of players want to come and join but we will not talk about that.”
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