The Blues hope to lure the Belgian back to Stamford Bridge this summer, although the Nerazzurri do not want to lose their star striker
Inter could sell Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea if they receive an offer of around € 120 million (£ 102 million / $ 142 million) after bidding the Blues’ bid of € 100 million (£ 85 million / $ 118 million) of showed the hand, Purpose can confirm.
The Serie A champions decided to refuse the offer, which Marcos Alonso also took in the opposite direction, as it was not the appreciation of the forward, while they were not interested in a swap deal.
Chelsea were confident they could take advantage of Inter’s financial problems by making a huge offer for Lukaku, and the Nerazzurri are likely to consider a sale of around 120 million euros.
What is Lukaku’s position?
Lukaku said last week that he is ready for the new season with the Italian champions after returning to training, indicating he wants to stay.
Meanwhile, Inter’s chief executive Giuseppe Marotta insisted the forward would not be allowed to leave anytime soonand says: “Lukaku is not for sale. Lukaku is an important piece on the chessboard that Simone Inzaghi has available.”
Although Lukaku is not expected to take a step back while enjoying his time at San Siro, he is aware of Tuchel’s project and appreciates their status as Champions League winners.
Why does Chelsea want to sign Lukaku?
The Stamford Bridge side is looking for a new attacker, after I saw Olivier Giroud leave this summer.
Chelsea already have Erling Haaland and Harry Kane on their goal list, but Borussia Dortmund are not prepared to sell the former during this transfer window and Tottenham will not allow their star to join his London opponents.
Lukaku, 28, has grown to become one of the leading strikers in the world over the past few years.
He scored 24 goals and 11 assists in the previous season when the Nerazzurri secured the league title.
Only Cristiano Ronaldo scored more goals in the Italian top flight in 2020-21.
How did Lukaku fare at Chelsea?
Lukaku joined Chelsea in 2011 at Anderlecht, but could not find a place in the first team.
He finally borrowed from West Brom for a year in 2012 and then moved to Everton a year later.
Lukaku then signed a permanent deal with the Toffees, leaving Chelsea with only 15 competitive games to his name and no goals.
What else does Chelsea have in store this summer?
They offered several players to the Spanish team in exchange for the defender.
Kurt Zouma, Emerson Palmieri and Kenedy are one of the names the Premier League team has mentioned through Sevilla.
They are first trying to get rid of Zouma to make room in the squad for Kounde, and West Ham are also in talks to sign the French midfielder.