Thomas Tuchel sent Romelu Lukaku and Harry Kane advice – ‘He would be perfect for Chelsea’

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Chelsea have been urged to sign Romelu Lukaku this summer because the Belgian would be “perfect” for Thomas Tuchel’s side. Tuchel is in the market for a striker despite winning the Champions League on Saturday. Midfielder Jorginho was the club’s top scorer in the Premier League this season with just seven goals to his name.

Chelsea are one of three English clubs who have registered their interest in Tottenham striker Harry Kane.

However, the rivalry between Spurs and Chelsea would make that deal extremely difficult to pull off.

Inter Milan frontman Lukaku is another option and would likely cost less than Kane.

Lukaku spent three years on the books of Chelsea between 2011 and 2014 but failed to score a goal for the club.

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But former Tottenham forward Darren Bent believes the 28-year-old Belgian would be ideal for the current Chelsea.

Bent said on talkSPORT: “I think Lukaku would be perfect [for Chelsea]. They just need a finisher.”

Bent’s former Ipswich and Charlton team-mate Darren Ambrose believes Lukaku’s arrival would help get the best out of Timo Werner.

“I think that frees up Werner as well to go on the wing, where I think he would be better,” Ambrose responded.

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“I think he’s suited better to playing on the wing and setting up them chances as opposed to being in the box to finish them.”

Manchester United and Manchester City are also interested in signing Kane.

Speaking earlier this month, Bent said Chelsea would have to pay an extra £50m to sign Kane because of the rivalry between the two London clubs.

“One of the clubs who have got that kind of money is Chelsea and they will throw everything at it,” Bent said.

“Do I see Daniel Levy selling to Chelsea? I don’t, unless you add another £50m onto it, £200m.

“[I see Levy selling to] potentially to Manchester City or United. Those two have the best opportunity.

“Although Chelsea have the money for it, the hatred between the two football clubs [will stop it].

“I’ve played in that derby. It’s a really good game to play in, but it’s really hostile.

“For Daniel Levy to be seen as making one of their rivals stronger, in terms of a London rival, I can’t see that happening.”

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