Inter Milan is due to hold talks with Romelu Lukaku’s lawyer on Tuesday to explore a possible return to the club for the striker. Lukaku went through a difficult first season since moving to Stamford Bridge and looks forward to going back to Inter but a deal would be complicated given the Premier League club paid £97.5m last August.
This move should it succeed is a dream come through for the Belgian.
New Chelsea Chief Todd Boehly on board now will get straight on his work on the summer transfer plans, after Stamford Bridge takeover with principal partners Clearlake Capital is complete.
Lukaku scored just eight Premier League goals in the first season but scored 64 goals in 95 games for Inter in two seasons, playing a major part in their 2020-21 Serie A title success.
He started 16 Premier League games and ended the campaign with 15 goals from 44 appearances.
In a controversial interview in December 2021 Lukaku expressed how he plans to make a move back to the Serie A one day.
Lukaku told Sky Sports: “I really hope with all my heart to be able to return to Inter one day and not at the end of my career. I would like to return when I am still at high levels to try to win even more with the Nerazzurri shirt.”
He said this about his position at Chelsea: “However, I cannot say that I am happy with the situation, this is normal. I think that Tuchel has chosen to play with another module, and I just have to not give up, continue to work and be a professional.”
Lukaku’s words raised a whole lot of speculation about a quick return to Italy, but he was stayed on battled through the rest of the season.
Inter’s chief executive, Giuseppe Marotta, was asked on Monday about potential moves for Lukaku and Paulo Dybala, who is leaving Juventus at the end of his contract. “From our side there is no anxiety, we don’t have to do anything in a hasty way,” he said. “The hope is that Dybala can play with us.
Inter’s chief executive, Giuseppe Marotta, when asked on Monday about potential moves for Lukaku and Paulo Dybala, who is leaving Juventus at the end of his contract:
He said that “from our side there is no anxiety, we don’t have to do anything in a hasty way,” adding that “the hope is that Dybala can play with us.”
Lukaku joined Chelsea in a club last summer, ending his maiden west London campaign as top scorer on 15 goals in all competitions.
His chelsea move will probably have to take a substantial wage terms.