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Chelsea are touchdown ‘a beast’ of a striker in Lukaku, says Rudiger as Tuchel hopes £97.5m man can energy Blues to title

ANTONIO RUDIGER believes Chelsea are touchdown “a beast” of a striker in Romelu Lukaku.

And Blues boss Thomas Tuchel hopes  Lukaku’s “presence”  can energy his aspect to Premier League glory.


Antonio Rudiger believes Chelsea are touchdown ‘a beast’ of a striker in Romelu LukakuCredit: Rex


Romelu Lukaku is about to finish a £97.5million transfer from Inter MilanCredit: Getty

Belgium star Lukaku, 28, will full a £97.5million transfer from Inter Milan this week however not in time for him to play in tonight’s Uefa Tremendous Cup conflict towards Villarreal in Belfast.

Chelsea defender Rudiger, 28, mentioned: “He’s a goalscorer and a high striker.

“You may clearly see the physique sort — he’s a beast, somebody who may be very robust — and he confirmed that in Italy up to now two years.”

The ex-Manchester United star fired 24 Serie A targets to lead Inter to their first title in 11 years final season.

Rudiger added: “He’s accomplished very effectively there and in addition for his nationwide workforce.”

Final evening, Tuchel refused to substantiate  Lukaku’s switch to Stamford Bridge — which might see him return to the membership he left seven years in the past.

“You may clearly see the physique sort — he’s a beast, somebody who may be very robust — and he confirmed that in Italy up to now two years.

Antonio Rudiger on Romelu Lukaku

However Chelsea’s German supervisor insisted: “He’s the sort of profile we’re on the lookout for and whether it is doable to persuade brokers and golf equipment, we are going to do our greatest.

“Romelu is likely one of the guys like Erling Haaland at Dortmund, Robert Lewandowski at Bayern Munich, Harry Kane at Tottenham, who’s an actual No 9, who loves to attain and who has a presence within the field.

“That isn’t a secret. The sentence is straightforward to repeat for any coach on the planet. We misplaced Olivier Giroud, who performed a vital position within the membership.

“He was the sort of profile who likes to play together with his again to aim, who likes to carry up balls, who creates area for Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Christian Pulisic, who is able to battle bodily with defenders.

“It’s nonetheless not the second to speak about names, as a result of now we have no person signed but and we are going to present all of the respect to different golf equipment.”

Chelsea, who beat Manchester Metropolis 1-0 in final season’s all-English Champions League ultimate, face Unai Emery’s Europa League winners

Villarreal within the European season’s curtain-raiser tonight.


Croatian midfielder Mateo Kovacic received three Champions League titles at Actual Madrid and hopes Chelsea can repeat this degree of consistency going ahead.

The Chelsea star, 27, declared: “This membership is about successful, about successful titles, and we’re right here to  do this.

“This  is the primary alternative to carry a trophy and we are going to do the whole lot to be at our highest degree to compete towards an awesome opponent and win our first recreation of the season.”

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