Chelsea Players Vouch for Richarlison As Thomas Tuchel Embarks on Finding Romelu Lukaku’s Replacement

Chelsea Players Vouch for Richarlison As Thomas Tuchel Embarks on Finding Romelu Lukaku’s Replacement

  • New reports have emerged claiming that a section of Chelsea players want the club to sign Richarlison from Everton
  • Chelsea are on the hunt for a new striker with Romelu Lukaku's loan deal back to Inter Milan nearing completion
  • Richarlison has two years remaining on his current deal in Merseyside and Everton will demand good compensation

Chelsea's senior players are of the idea that the club should sign Everton's forward Richarlison. Thomas Tuchel needs to find a new attacker and Richarlison is one of the players being considered.

Numerous reports had confirmed that Romelu Lukaku's loan deal back to Inter Milan had been confirmed. The loan deal would bring to an end a tumultuous season for Lukaku in London to an end.

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Chelsea are interested in signing Richarlison from Everton. Photo by James Gill.
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The Daily Mail now reports that some members of the Chelsea squad believe that Richarlison would be a perfect fit for the club due to his 'aggression.'

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The Brazilian was involved in the thick of things as Everton, under Chelsea legend Frank Lampard battled to escape relation. He came up with some crucial goals as the Toffees survived the chop by a whisker. He finished the season with 11 goals.

It is understood that the 25-year-old has already communicated his desire to Lampard that he wants to move on. His current contract doesn't expire in another two years and Everton will be sure to get a good sum if they decide to sell him.

Chelsea are of course also looking at Manchester City's Raheem Sterling and Ousmane Dembele from Barcelona.

Richarlison can play anywhere in Tuchel's frontline and will be motivated by playing in the lucrative Champions League.

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Sports Brief had also reported that Newcastle's fan favourite Allan Saint-Maximin has thrown the club's transfer plans into doubt, with reports intimating that he is considering higher wages from other clubs. Newcastle had not planned to sell their star player this summer.

Despite the wealthy financial takeover at Newcastle, the club still has to conform to Financial Fair Play Rules.

Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur have already made inquiries about the 25-year-old. Both clubs are seriously looking to revamp their squads this summer to be able to go toe-to-toe with Liverpool and Manchester City.