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Romelu Lukaku set for early return to Chelsea amid Inter Milan interest.

Romelu Lukaku Inter Milan, Six Sports

Romelu Lukaku is reportedly set to make an early return to Chelsea in a bid to sort out his transfer to Inter Milan.

ROMELU LUKAKU-INTER MILAN TRANSFER STORY

The Belgium international rejoined Chelsea last summer. But he endured a tough season at Stamford Bridge. He started only 16 Premier League games. He struggled to develop under Thomas Tuchel’s system. The striker also had to apologize in December to fans and staff after making comments to Italian media. He said that he was struggling in Thomas Tuchel’s system. Although he apologized, Lukaku has expressed his desire to rejoin Inter. The latest report however suggests Lukaku might stay at Chelsea beyond the transfer window.

IS LUKAKU WILLING TO HAVE TALKS WITH THE NEW CHELSEA OWNER?

The Mirror is reporting that Lukaku could head straight to London to discuss his future. He will not take a holiday and will go to discussions following the conclusion of the current international window. The report also states that Lukaku will sit down with new Chelsea owner Todd Boehly to repair the rift between him and Tuchel. Although, other reports are indicating the striker wants to return to Inter Milan by any means. The other reports indicate Lukaku is ready to take a pay cut for the move to go through. Chelsea however are demanding a 25 million loan fee for the Belgian International. Inter Milan at the moment are having problems with finances. They might need to sell a big player to sign Lukaku even on loan and also to afford his wages.

Lukaku, who is contracted to Chelsea until 2026, scored 15 goals in his 44 appearances for the Blues last term. Romelu Lukaku wants to be in top playing condition ahead of World Cup in Qatar. Inter is ready to let him start every match, whereas Chelsea’s manager Tuchel is yet to trust him to start every game.

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