Graeme Souness is a huge admirer of incoming Chelsea signing Romelu Lukaku (Pictures: Getty/ITV)

Graeme Souness has heaped praise on incoming Chelsea signing Romelu Lukaku and says he is an ‘enormous fan’ of the Belgium striker.

Lukaku, who spent three years at Stamford Bridge earlier in his career, has make a sensational return to Stamford Bridge after Inter Milan accepted a £97.5m bid from the Premier League club.

While Lukaku failed to make an impact during his first spell at Chelsea, he has since developed into one of the best strikers in Europe, scoring 64 goals in 95 matches for Inter Milan and helping the club win Serie A last season.

Discussing Lukaku and his imminent move to Chelsea, Liverpool legend Souness wrote in The Times:

‘Romelu Lukaku may still have unfinished business at Chelsea, who sold him to Everton seven years ago. I am an enormous fan of him.

‘I used to say he was the centre forward that Premier League centre halves would least like to play against because of his speed and strength.

‘He appears to have a different focus to his game from going to Italy. Whether that is down to losing weight and a different training regime, I do not know, but he appears a more energised player.

‘He has won the league in Italy at Inter Milan and everybody is raving about him there, so does he want to come back to England and show people the real Lukaku?’

Lukaku completes his move to Chelsea, he has become the Blues’ club-record signing and the second-most expensive buy from a British club, just short of the £100m fee Manchester City paid for Jack Grealish.

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