It looks like the poker game is over, and the clubs are said to have come to an agreement!
According to identical media reports, the transfer of striker Romelu Lukaku (28) from Inter Milan to Chelsea is nearing completion.
After long negotiations, the clubs agreed on a transfer fee of 115 million euros, Corriere dello Sport wrote. The Belgian’s salary is expected to reach 12.5 million euros annually in the future. According to Sky Sports, the two clubs are still working on the final details.
For Lukaku, this move would be a return to the “blues”. In the 2011/2012 season, the 28-year-old was already playing in some matches for Chelsea, but without scoring. He was later loaned to West Bromwich Albion.
Lukaku won the Italian league title with Inter last season, and the Nerazzurri replaced the permanent champion Juventus Turin. The club, which is run by Chinese businessman Stephen Zhang, has been experiencing financial problems. The austerity of the Chinese led to the termination of cooperation with coach Antonio Conte after winning the title. Since then, Lazio legend Simon Inzaghi has been in the dugout.