Chelsea broke their transfer record this summer to sign Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan, spending £97.5m to bring one of Serie A’s finest talents to the Premier League.
The west Londoners have been no strangers to purchases from Italy’s top tier throughout the years, signing no less than 23 players from Serie A during the Premier League era.
Lukaku was named as the division’s Most Valuable Player after firing Inter to the Scudetto last season and scored an impressive 64 goals in just 95 appearances across his two seasons at the San Siro.
Thomas Tuchel’s side will now hope the Belgian can replicate those exploits upon his return to England and match the success enjoyed by some of Chelsea’s previous Serie A imports.
Here are Chelsea’s five best signings from Serie A.