Chelsea were ready to spend €130m on Romelu Lukaku. Also, it is fact that Inter Milan slammed the door shut.
The striker was instrumental in their first Serie A title since 2010. Also, he is in the form of his life. He has scored 30 goals along with 10 assists in 44 competitive games last season.
This caught the eye of Manchester City and Chelsea. Also, it is a fact that huge offers are rejected out of hand by his club.
Lukaku is a key figure in this team and after parting company with Antonio Conte. They have no intention of losing him as well.
He is under contract until June 2024. Also, they paid €74m to get him from Manchester United in 2019. Also, it is a fact that according to his performance his value has only increased since then.
According to Sportitalia transfer expert Alfredo Pedullà, Chelsea is desperate to get a center-forward this summer and have a budget of €130m set aside for this role.
What is the Current Situation:
He claims they were prepared to splash all of it on Lukaku. Still now as things stand, Inter has no intention of even listening to proposals for the Belgium international.
Another Chelsea target is Borussia Dortmund hitman Erling Haaland. At the same time, Manchester City has also been linked with Lukaku but got the same response.
Lukakau has played well in Euro 2020 also. He has a key role behind Belgium reaching the quarterfinal. Lukaku knows his strength and can use it perfectly. Lukaku has a great bond with Antonio Conte.
Inter’s new manager Inzaghi is also counting Lukaku for their side and making the plans with him. Inter’s management clearly said that ” No offer will be accepted for the Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku and also Lukaku wants to stay another season in Italy.”
Lukaku also has the experience to play in EPL wearing a Man U jersey. So, if Man City or Chelsea can buy him it will be a huge success for them.
Let’s see what will happen in the future but most probably he is staying in Italy.