Inter willing to sell Andre Onana to Chelsea if Blues include 31-year-old star in deal & extend Romelu Lukaku’s loan - Reports
Inter Milan are reportedly willing to sell Andre Onana to Chelsea if they extend Romelu Lukaku's loan and offer Kalidou Koulibaly in return.
The Blues are interested in signing the Cameroonian shot-stopper as a potential upgrade on Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga. Both goalkeepers failed to cement their status as regular starters last season.
Onana, meanwhile, is part of an Inter Milan team that has reached the UEFA Champions League final, where they face Manchester City on Saturday (June 10). The Blues are tempted to bring Onana to Stamford Bridge this summer.
According to Italian outlet Repubblica (h/t @Chels_HQ), Inter will let the deal happen if they get Koulibaly in return. Furthermore, they want the west London giants to extend Lukaku's loan spell at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.
The 31-year-old Senegal international cost Chelsea €38 million last summer. He has evidently struggled for form at his new club, making 23 league appearances.
Lukaku, meanwhile, joined I Nerazzurri on a season-long loan in July last year. Chelsea paid €113 million for him in the summer of 2021, but things didn't work out for him on his return to Stamford Bridge.
The 30-year-old himself admitted that he wanted to stay with the Italian giants for 'a long time' earlier this season. It remains to be seen what the Blues think of Inter's proposition. Onana, 27, has four years left in his contract.
Pundit urges Chelsea to retain Manchester United-linked Mason Mount
Former Rangers Ally McCoist has urged Chelsea to retain Mason Mount because of the player's ability and relationship with fans.
The England international enters the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge next month. Manchester United are believed to be taking steps to bring him to Old Trafford this summer.
Speaking on TalkSPORT, McCoist said (via Chelsea-News.co):
"I don’t care if you’re Chelsea; I don’t care what team you are; it’s important to have players that have a relationship with the club. It’s not the be-all and end-all, but it’s important to have that.
Mount has been on Chelsea's books since 2005. The pundit added:
"I wouldn’t be letting Mason Mount go based on ability, first and foremost, and I certainly wouldn’t be letting him go in respect of what he means to the supporters and how he feels about the club."
Mount, 24, can play as a No. 10, in central midfield and down the flanks. The English playmaker has three goals and six assists in 35 games across competitions this season.