The London-Milan highway will be very hot in the coming hours. Since Monday, Chelsea has been trying to bring back Romelu Lukaku, who had not really had a chance after his arrival in 2011. Problem, since then, the Belgian international has confirmed he was a great player, one of the best strikers of the world. With Inter Milan, “Big Rom” even won the scudetto last season, obviously playing a crucial role.
For the Nerazzurri, the Belgian international is therefore indispensable on the field. For the Italian press, he was even considered untransferable. But the Blues are ready to do crazy things to find their striker…
On Monday evening, Sky Italia was the first to announce that an offer of 100 million euros, plus Marcos Alonso, had been sent to Inter. “But it was refused,” said the transalpine channel, which added, however, that the Lombard club could falter if it came to increase. The Gazzetta dello Sport, for its part, mentions in its edition of the day a salary proposal of 15 million euros for Lukaku. Initially, the latter did not really seem tempted by a comeback in the Premier League.
110-120 million euros could convince Inter Milan to sell Lukaku
But the trend may be reversing. “Chelsea is determined to recruit Lukaku. A sum 110-120 million euros could convince Inter. The player would think carefully about all offers. He has not refused anything from Chelsea. If he were to change clubs, the reason would not be money but the desire to win the biggest trophies,” says Eurosport.
In the grip of great economic difficulties, Inter, which has already “sacrificed” Hakimi to PSG, and which saw Antonio Conte pack his bags after winning the title, especially for fear of seeing the current project reconsidered and be devalued, could therefore finally consider a departure of its striker. The willingness of the principal concerned, moreover, will be decisive. One thing is certain: Chelsea is determined to end the romance between Lukaku and Inter.