Provided that the ownership situation is resolved promptly, Chelsea are considering a summer move for Inter Milan Lautero Martínez, who is also reported to be a target for Arsenal.
It is hoped that bringing the Argentine to Stamford Bridge and reuniting him with Romelu Lukakau would help get the best out of the club’s record signing.
When Lukaku was re-signed by the club he first joined as a teenager for a record fee last summer, it was felt that he would be the missing piece of the jigsaw that would make Thomas Tuchel’s side title contenders.
In truth it has not worked out that way, and the Belgian international regularly finds himself on the bench these days and is already reported to be considering his future at Stamford Bridge.
However, given that Martínez might cost up to £70 million, spending that to d\fix a £97.5 million problem seems a questionable transfer strategy at best.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.