A year and then goes away (again)? Unless the situation turns around, Romelu Lukaku (29 years old, 26 games and 8 goals in the Premier League this season) should indeed leave Chelsea to return to Inter Milan this summer. The two teams have been negotiating for many weeks, if not months, and an agreement is on the verge of being reached for a paid loan, according to information from Sky Sport Italia.
Sunday evening, the positions finally came together with a sum of 10 million euros mentioned to offer the services of Lukaku for a year. And that without counting the possible bonuses. A win-win solution, in the end: Chelsea gets rid of a “flop” and will be able to concentrate on its transfer window, while Inter is preparing to find its providential striker. The managing director of the Milanese club, Giuseppe Marotta, still wanted to calm things down.
“The Lukaku track is doable, but there are still difficulties and we have to see if it can succeed or not. We have a duty to build a competitive team, while respecting the financial balances”, he confided to the Rai. According to Sky, one element is missing to close the deal: the agreement of the owner of Inter, Steven Zhang.