Romelu Lukaku’s stance on Chelsea transfer after Inter Milan reject two bids


Romelu Lukaku is happy at Inter Milan (Credits: REUTERS)

Inter Milan forward Romelu Lukaku will not attempt to force through a move to Chelsea this summer and expects to stay in Italy next season.

Thomas Tuchel is keen on signing a new striker this summer and the Blues had been determined to land Dortmund’s Erling Haaland but were put off by the Germans’ £150m asking price.

Chelsea have therefore explored their options and decided to prioritise a move for former striker Lukaku, who left the club for Everton in 2015.

But the Blues have so far made little progress with a move for the Belgian, with Inter turning down two offers from Chelsea for the 28-year-old.

Lukaku will not attempt to force through a move to Chelsea (Photo by Mattia Ozbot – Inter/Inter via Getty Images)

Inter are understandably keen to retain Lukaku but the Serie A giants are experiencing financial difficulty and would struggle to turn down a mammoth bid.

In any case, Chelsea would likely need Lukaku to push for a move for any transfer to materialise but the Telegraph claim he has no plans to do so.

Lukaku has been impressed with Filippo Inzaghi since the Italian replaced Antonio Conte earlier this summer and he’s said to be excited at his plans at the San Siro.

Inzaghi has made Lukaku feel valued by including him in discussions about the club’s transfer business.

Should Inter fail to lower their asking price, Tuchel is willing to shelve his plans to buy a new striker.

That means the German will again rely on Kai Havertz and Timo Werner, while Tammy Abraham is still likely to be sold.

Arsenal are interested in signing Abraham but would prefer a loan deal, rather than a permanent one.


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