Futures of Lukaku and Werner at Chelsea are now clearer

Friday, May 27 feels like the day that Chelsea could be in the hands of Todd Boehly’s consortium. Thursday came too soon for an announcement; yet, as the United Kingdom government, the Portuguese powers that be and the Premier League have eventually endorsed the bid, the time is nigh. There is a plethora of tasks mounting ahead of the takeover; Boehly and team manager Thomas Tuchel are set to get straight down to business when allowed. And now Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Nadine Dorries, confirmed that CFC’s imposed sanctions which restricted operations are to be terminated once new ownership is instated. Dorries added that this step should come within days.

Although, when the newly appointed Blues chief is finally in the hot seat, I can’t envision all of the faithful popping the champagne and celebrating. No. This is the precipice of a monumental change – and everybody will be preoccupied with attentively observing the first motions emanating from West London. One of those could definitely be the signing of Jules Kounde from Sevilla. Or the renewal of more realistically paid and, hopefully, long-term contracts of Mason Mount and Reece James. Maybe Cesar Azpilicueta might also put pen to paper.

The futures of Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner at Chelsea are now clearer

Transfer movements are being made in the world of football, despite the Premier League market not opening for transactions for around another two weeks. Though extensions and out-of-contract captures do occur; obviously Antonio Rudiger shall be one of these examples, in addition to clearly being especially high profile.

Obviously Tuchel’s team cannot conduct any important measures like the ones mentioned. However, by the weekend there might be updates or developments, of course, with hope that clearance materialises. Dependable Goal reporter, Nizaar Kinsella, claims that the announcement is a currently a mere formality – as well as imminent.

Aside from the most in demand and sought-after stars – Mount and James – re-signing, along with Azpilicueta’s slightly limbo scenario I detailed, with Barcelona lurking, other less lauded players need clarification on their futures. I certainly place Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku in the category of unknowns and potential leavers. Whereas both are highly talented, neither have shown a true worth at the Bridge, nor while visiting opposition stadia.

Lukaku can and has performed exceptionally in the English top-flight in the past, so a kind of loyalty to his proper self remains from numerous supporters and, apparently, the German boss. Nevertheless, Lukaku is constantly linked – and I mean nonstop – with a plethora of top sides around Europe. Most recently, the Belgian is understood to be determined to “make it work” at Chelsea, as per James Robson of the Evening Standard.

Werner is an athlete whom I would say has the skill set to succeed in the EPL: pedigree, great international team – well, once, but they remain organised – unreal pace and finishing ability. He is, arguably, just trying too hard. Mentally the strength might not be as established for the Germany attacker, though that is a guess. Borussia Dortmund are said to have ‘gone cold’ in their pursuit of a signature, so he could possibly remain with the Blues for 2022/23, regardless of assertions that he desires a switch.