Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola has questioned their move for Romelu Lukaku, claiming he prefers Timo Werner.

Lukaku is seemingly closing in on a mega-money return to Stamford Bridge, with the Blues having turned their attention to him after giving up on Erling Haaland.

They are on the hunt for an elite level striker this summer, with Werner having struggled to lead the line last season after a move from RB Leipzig.

Lukaku certainly fits the bill in that regard, having racked up 64 goals and 16 assists in 95 games for Inter Milan since a move from Manchester United two years ago.

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Indeed, the Belgian has been a regular goalscorer for pretty much all of his clubs, with a tally of 87 goals and 29 assists in 166 games for Everton and 42 goals and 13 in 96 for Manchester United, a place where he was considered a flop.

It’s numbers like those which have made Chelsea happy to pay a huge fee to bring him back to the club, but Zola isn’t convinced it’s necessary.

“Chelsea had an extraordinary season last year, but the focus was always on the fact that they lacked a goalscorer,” Tuttomercatoweb report him saying.

“They often created chances, and in some games, they were quite penalised. Lukaku comes in to fill that gap, but I liked Chelsea the way they were.

“Werner did a dirty job for everyone else, and the reason they won the Champions League is because he put others in a position to do well.

“I’m curious to see Lukaku, but I liked Chelsea the way they were.”