Nobody wants to touch ‘cursed’ Chelsea No 9 shirt, admits Thomas Tuchel | Chelsea

Thomas Tuchel has admitted “nobody wants to touch” the Chelsea No 9 shirt vacated by Romelu Lukaku because of a “curse” that stretches back to the days of Fernando Torres.

Lukaku rejoined Internazionale on loan in June after returning to Stamford Bridge in a club-record £97.5m deal and scoring only 15 goals in 44 appearances last season. Chelsea, who completed the signing of Marc Cucurella from Brighton on Friday in a deal that could reach £62m, are considering a move for Barcelona’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after last month rejecting an opportunity to sign Cristiano Ronaldo…


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