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Chelsea and Inter Milan agree new transfer deal for striker on Serie A loan


Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku during the Premier League game against West Ham Credit: PA Images

Romelu Lukaku is likely to spend a second season at Inter Milan as Chelsea claim to have agreed a new deal with the Italian giants.

Lukaku swapped Inter for Chelsea last summer as the Blues paid a record £97.5million to snap him up. However, after a disappointing return to Stamford Bridge, Lukaku wanted out.

The Belgian striker got his wish, join the Nerazzurri on a season-long loan. Inter paid chelsea around £7million to bring him back to the San Siro for a year.

Lukaku is currently attending Inter’s pre-season camp. He has made friendlies against Lugano and Monaco so far and will likely start when Inter face Lecce in their Serie A opener.

Lukaku’s return to Inter doesn’t include any purchase option. Chelsea are unwilling to let him go permanently so soon after paying a huge fee to bring him to the club.

The Telegraph take stock of talks between Chelsea and Inter. They claim the Blues will allow Lukaku to make another campaign in Serie Aas long as Inter want him and his return is successful.

The second loan period would fall under conditions similar to the current one. This means Chelsea would receive another loan fee.

Thomas Tuchel’s side are believed to be ‘confident’ to avoid another saga when it comes to the goalscorer.

Chelsea try to solve the riddle of Romelu Lukaku

He had a disagreement with Tuchel last season and also spoke about his desire to return to Inter, while still on Chelsea’s books.

Chelsea don’t have to pay any of their huge salaries during their loan spell. The west London side and Inter are hoping a permanent deal can be agreed after two years.

Chelsea are likely to take a hit on Lukaku every time they sell him. They paid a bounty in 2021 after his 30-goal campaign.

However, two successful years in Italy would see the Blues get decent pay in return, should Inter opt for a permanent move.

Simone Inzaghi’s side appear to have 24 months to organize their finances and find the necessary funds to land Lukaku.

In the meantime, the forward will be looking to get back to his best and rekindle his excellent relationship with the Inter faithful.

This is probably the best result Chelsea can hope for. Tuchel prefers to use Kai Havertz up front, while Armando Broja is still in his squad – for now at least.

Lukaku is a world-class goalscorer, but he doesn’t seem to like playing for Chelsea as much as he does for Inter, which affects his output and performance.

Tuchel and Chelsea must now decide if Havertz is their long-term choice as a striker. If not, and Tuchel wants to use the German a little deeper, then a replacement for Lukaku needs to be brought in.

Meanwhile, Declan Rice has made a confession about his futureamid rumors of interest from Chelsea and Manchester United.

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