Reason why Chelsea transfer bid for top striker collapsed revealed by Juventus with Blues even offering Lukaku in swap | The Sun
THE reason behind Chelsea's failed attempt to buy Dusan Vlahovic has been revealed.
The Blues submitted a bid to Juventus to try and land Vlahovic in the summer.
It even saw them offer Romelu Lukaku as a part exchange.
However, the deal fell through with Lukaku eventually joining Roma on loan and Vlahovic remaining in Italy.
The reason for the failed bid has now been revealed by Juventus sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli.
Speaking to La Repubblica, he said: "There was an offer from Chelsea for Vlahovic.
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"We didn’t want to sell Dusan, but given certain numbers we would have accepted.
"Chelsea never reached that figure, and the exchange [with Lukaku] never took place."
Mauricio Pochettino's side have been plagued by a lack of clinical finishing this season.
They have scored just five Premier League goals, three of which came against newly-promoted Luton.
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Meanwhile, Vlahovic has scored four goals in the Serie A.
Having already spent more than £1billion on transfers under Todd Boehly, Chelsea have been linked with moves for both Ivan Toney and Victor Osimhen in the January transfer window.
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