- Chelsea are expected to enter the market in search of a prolific striker to take the place of Romelu Lukaku
- Lukaku is due to rejoin Inter Milan in the coming days following an underwhelming stint with the Blues last season
- Robert Lewandoski is among five strikers who Chelsea are said to have shortlisted for a striking role at Stamford Bridge
- The Poland international is projected to cut ties with Bayern Munich this summer and has already courted interest from Barcelona
Chelsea have reportedly drawn up a five-man shortlist of strikers who can replace Romelu Lukaku at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues are in the market for a new centre-forward after they offloaded Lukaku to Inter Milan.
It is understood the 29-year-old is expected to undergo medical examinations next week ahead of his return to the San Siro.
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His imminent departure will see Chelsea enter the market in search of a prolific striker who will take Lukaku's place.
Robert Lewandowski top list of strikers to replace Lukaku
Daily Mail reports that Robert Lewandowski is top on the list of players who have been identified to fill the shoes of Lukaku.
The Polish striker is expected to quit Bayern Munich this summer and has already made clear his intention to seek a challenge elsewhere.
However, the Blues will face competition from Barcelona who are also looking to sign the experienced striker.
Other players on Chelsea's shortlist include Everton striker Richarlison, Napoli's Victor Osimhen, Jonathan David, and Sassuolo attacker, Gianluca Scamacca.
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Scamacca was in splendid form for the Italian side last season as he scored an eyewatering 16 goals in 36 Serie A games.
Ex-Chelsea midfielder tells Man City star to join the Blues
Earlier, Sports Brief reported former Chelsea midfielder Andy Townsend has urged Manchester City striker Raheem Sterling to join the Blues this summer.
The West Londoners are said to have identified Sterling as their top target and are currently in talks over a possible transfer to the Stamford Bridge.
Townsend contends a move to Stamford Bridge would be ideal for the 27-year-old English forward.