Romelu Lukaku’s potential transfer away from Chelsea and to Juventus appears to have hit a roadblock. If the Old Lady wants to have the Belgium international, first, Dusan Vlahovic has to exit.
Corriere dello Sport reports that Lukaku’s contract at Juventus is ready for the veteran striker to sign. Furthermore, the Serie A club has €40 million prepared to pay Chelsea. Still, these moves cannot happen unless Paris Saint-Germain takes Vlahovic.
🚨 Lukaku alla Juventus, il contratto è pronto. Al Chelsea 40 milioni, per il belga (che ha rotto con l’Inter e domani andrà in ritiro con i Blues) un triennale da 8 milioni netti. Ma prima Vlahovic deve andare al PSG.
— Matthijs_Pog (@MatthijsPog) July 15, 2023
Nonetheless, journalist Alfredo Pedullà reports that PSG is willing to help these clubs with their moves. The capital club intends to make an offer for Vlahovic with bonuses that can push the fee up to €90 million.
— PSG Report (@PSG_Report) July 15, 2023
The Ligue 1 giants need a No. 9 striker, and it seems that the 23-year-old is the top target to fill the role. Whether Kylian Mbappé stays or not, the 24-year-old doesn’t want to play the center-forward position.
Meanwhile, Juventus could land their Vlahovic replacement in Lukaku as the 30-year-old will sign a three-year contract with a salary of €8 million per net.
The intricate nature of these transfer negotiations underscores the complexity of the modern football market.
Clubs must navigate various financial considerations, player evaluations, and contractual obligations to finalize deals that satisfy all parties involved. The potential domino effect created by Vlahovic’s move to PSG is a testament to the intricate web of transfers in football.