Chelsea linked with Serie A pair on Romelu Lukaku’s recommendation

The transfer window has only just closed, and we’ve barely seen some of our new players wearing Blue – but that doesn’t stop the rumour mill churning.

This week, there are reports that Chelsea are chasing two players from Serie A – and even more specifically, from Romelu Lukaku’s old team.

SportWitness have translated word from Italy that both Milan Skriniar and Alessandro Bastoni impressed the striker enough in training that he’s now recommending them to his new club.

Signing both certainly sounds like a long shot, especially given the talent we already have in our squad.

But the collapse of the signing of Jules Kounde this summer means we are still probably one name short, and it’s easy to see why the Inter pair are so tempting.

After winning Serie A last year, they’ve seen their manager and their top teammates (including Lukaku) leave. A big offer from a top team like Chelsea would be very tempting for either – or perhaps both.