Chelsea in talks about re-acquiring Lukaku. Still, they have not reached Inter’s valuation of £85m offer. This included Marcos Alonso and was also turned down by Italian champions. They have played a key role in their Serie A win last season. Also, Lukaku is happy at Inter and fully focused on the new season.
Chelsea has had a second offer for their former striker Romelu Lukaku. It is worth £85m but still, it is rejected by Inter Milan.
Chelsea’s proposal would have also seen left-back Marcos Alonso move to Inter.
The reigning European champions had already seen a first offer rebuffed by Inter. Also, it is understood that neither proposal has so far made the Italian club change its mind about selling Lukaku.
Chelsea is determined to re-sign the 28-year-old Belgium international. Also, they gave an offer of between £94m (€110m) and £102m (€120m) could convince Inter chairman Steven Zhang to sell.
Lukaku played a key role in Inter’s Serie A win last season. He had scored 24 goals.
Inter needs to reduce their wage bill this summer. Also, it is a fact that title-winning boss Antonio Conte left the club in May amid concerns about plans to cut his budget.
However, Lukaku is very happy and settled at Inter and ready to give his all next season.
After finishing in UEFA’s official team of Euro 2020, he went on holiday to the Caribbean and the USA. There he stuck rigidly to his training program.
He is back in training with Inter now and is fully focused on the new campaign.
Chelsea is determined to sign this world-class striker and their other main target this summer has been Borussia Dortmund’s, Erling Haaland.
Lukaku previously spent three years at Chelsea after signing from Anderlecht as a teenager in 2011.
However, he made only 15 appearances for the club. Also, he failed to score a goal. This happened before moving to Everton for £28m in July 2014.
He was close to a return in July 2017 but opted to join Manchester United for £75m.
Inter signed him from United for £73m two years ago.
Why would Lukaku leave Milan?
Sky Sports News’ Kaveh Solhekol on The Transfer Show:
“As far as the player is concerned, Lukaku is 100 percent committed and focused on doing his job at Inter Milan.
“He loves playing at Inter, he is not going to kick up a fuss, and his attitude has been exemplary. Antonio Conte’s departure doesn’t concern Lukaku because he’s been rejuvenated since joining the club.
“Why would he leave Inter Milan?”