Les Bleus accept Romelu’s return to Inter
Chelsea have agreed to send club-record signing Romelu Lukaku back to Inter Milan on a one-year loan deal costing just £7million. written TOM BARCLAY.
Belgian striker Lukaku, who joined the Blues from Inter for just ten months ago, will also take a big pay cut to seal the deal.
The two clubs reached an agreement last night (TUES) in a move that includes additions and will see Chelsea pay none of the striker’s wages this season.
But that doesn’t hide the fact that Lukaku’s move to Stamford Bridge last summer will go down as one of the costliest in Premier League history.
The 29-year-old former Manchester United hitman enjoyed a stellar campaign at Inter the previous season winning Serie A under Antonio Conte.
He never seemed completely sold on a return to Chelsea, who he first joined as a teenager in 2011 but eventually made the switch in August.
Lukaku struggled with injuries and Covid and struggled to fit into Thomas Tuchel’s system.
He did nothing to endear himself to the German coach with an explosive interview in December where the striker revealed he was ‘not happy’ at the club and wanted to return to Inter ‘in the future. close”.