A Lukaku departure from Chelsea this summer is likely. Will he return to his old love Inter?
Romelu Lukaku is aiming for an Inter Milan return. According to information from SPOX and GOAL the Chelsea striker has hired a lawyer to contact the Nerazzuri officials and explore the possibility of a transfer this summer.
At Inter, however, signing the 29-year-old is not a priority. The club bosses consider the 29-year-old, who earns around 20 million euros a year, to be too expensive. Lukaku’s contract with Chelsea runs until 2026. After the Belgian’s weak season, those responsible for the Blues want to make a final decision on how to proceed with him.
Romelu Lukaku joined Chelsea from Inter in 2021
The current talks are about what a possible loan deal between Inter and Chelsea for Lukaku could look like. Lukaku would have to forego around 40 percent of his salary. The Blues are likely to demand a fee of between 12 and 24 million euros, a purchase option could be integrated.
Lukaku has had a poor season at Chelsea after his €113m transfer from Milan last summer. He scored 15 goals in 44 competitive games, lost his regular place at Thomas Tuchel and caused the displeasure of many fans with an unauthorized interview.
In that interview, Lukaku openly raved about Inter, where he had successfully stormed from 2019 to 2021 and shot the Nerazzurri to win the Scudetto, among other things.
FC Bayern should also deal with a commitment from Lukaku. He had once praised the German record champions. According to a report by tuttomercatoweb Contacted the attacker’s environment. this can GOAL and SPOX however not confirm.
Will Robert Lewandowski replace Romelu Lukaku at Chelsea?
At Chelsea, meanwhile, the takeover by the Boehly-Clearlake consortium was recently wrapped up. Now that the sanctions against ex-club boss Roman Abramovich have been lifted, transfer planning can be pushed ahead. It is quite possible that a lot will also happen in attack. In addition to Lukaku, DFB striker Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech are candidates for sale.
In the event of high-profile departures on the offensive, the Blues are watching for information from SPOX and GOAL the situation of Robert Lewandowski, who is willing to change. Another candidate is Christopher Nkunku from RB Leipzig.