Italian journalist Mario Sconcerti has suggested that the position of Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku is not entirely secure at Inter.

Writing in his column for, the journalist states that the 28-year-old could be on the move this summer due to a larger dynamic in which a number of wealthy clubs are targeting big-money acquisitions in attacking positions.

The Nerazzurri have made clear that they do not wish to sell Lukaku, and the player has clarified his intention to remain with the club for next season, but there is no shortage of interest in his signature.

Chelsea are among the clubs with the keenest interest in the Belgian, with the Blues wanting an upgrade in the centre-forward position for next season, though they are not thought to have made any serious inroads towards his signing as of yet.

However, as Sconcerti points out, major market developments could change the situation.

“These rumours about the strikers are too insistent to have no reality,” writes the journalist, “Among other things, two very rich teams are without a centre forward: Chelsea and Manchester City.”

He continues, “Although [Manchester City manager Pep] Guardiola loves to play without a striker, one is wanted by him, and it is known that [Harry] Kane is very close. If the deal ends, Tottenham would have the money to aim for [Borussia Dortmund striker Erling] Haaland.”

“Chelsea cannot stay at watch the others get stronger and stay with [Timo] Werner,” is Sconcerti’s analysis of the ramifications of such a situation, “Abramovich’s son is in Milan to deal not with Inter but directly with Lukaku, who is currently resisting him. In fact, of the big number nines in the transfer market, Lukaku and [Dusan] Vlahovic remain – one would go to Chelsea and the other to Inter. But I can’t tell you which one goes where.”