It seems all but certain now that Lukaku will go to Stamford Bridge, with Inter demanding €130m in cash, without the inclusion of Marcos Alonso.
The pressure is therefore on to find a replacement upfront for the Belgium international.
However, Sportitalia and Calciomercato.com both state that Inter have made an approach to Fiorentina for Vlahovic.
The Viola want €60m to sell the 21-year-old Serbian and Sportitalia transfer expert Alfredo Pedullà reports the initial offer was rejected.
The Serie A season kicks off on the weekend of August 21 and new coach Simone Inzaghi has very little time to find a suitable replacement for Lukaku, let alone get him settled into the team.
Roma veteran Edin Dzeko was another candidate mentioned by Calciomercato.com as a fall-back position.
— Alfredo Pedullà (@AlfredoPedulla) August 4, 2021