Chelsea transfer round-up as Blues told how much it would cost to re-sign Lukaku

It's fair to say that it is an exciting time to be a Chelsea fan.

The Blues have a Champions League semi-final second leg against Real Madrid to look forward to next week, and will feel confident about their progression after a 1-1 draw in Spain on Tuesday.

They also have an FA Cup final date lined up against Leicester City for next month, and find themselves in a fierce battle to finish in the top four in the Premier League.

And if all that wasn't enough, the summer transfer window is just around the corner, with Chelsea expected to be one of the busier clubs as Thomas Tuchel continues to mould a team in his image.

Here are all the latest rumours coming out of Stamford Bridge…

Lukaku return would require 'record-breaking' bid


In recent weeks there has been speculation suggesting Chelsea could make an effort to re-sign their former striker Romelu Lukaku.

The Belgian international spent three seasons at Stamford Bridge early on in his career before making the move to Everton, and is now starring at Serie A giants Inter Milan.

Lukaku has been in superb form since making the move to Italy, scoring 61 goals in 91 appearances in all competitions.

And there have been rumours that the Blues could look to bring the 27-year-old back to West London this summer.

But according to the Daily Mail Inter are desperate to keep hold of their star man, and would not accept an offer of anything under £105m.

This means Chelsea would have to smash their previous £72m record they spent to bring in Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen last year.

Blues open Rudiger contract talks

It is believed Chelsea have recently opened talks with defender Antonio Rudiger over the possibility of a new contract.

The German centre-back was in and out of the side under Frank Lampard, and it was widely expected he would leave the club in the near future.

But he has shone ever since Thomas Tuchel has come in, and is an important part of the first-team under his compatriot.

Rudiger's current deal expires at the end of next season, but according to 90min Chelsea have begun negotiations with his representatives over an extension as a reward for his fine recent form.

Watford keen on Ugbo


Newly-promoted Watford will reportedly look to sign 22-year-old English striker Ike Ugbo from Chelsea this summer.

Ugbo came through the academy with the Blues but is yet to make a first-team appearances after being sent on a number on loan moves.

He is currently at Belgian side Cercle Brugge and has made a big impression, scoring 16 goals in 33 appearances.

And according to The Athletic the Hornets have opened talks with Chelsea, and believe he could do a job for them in the Premier League next season.

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