Blues agree Romelu return to Inter

Chelsea have agreed to send club-record signing Romelu Lukaku back to Inter Milan on a one-year loan costing just £7million, writes TOM BARCLAY.

Belgian striker Lukaku, who joined the Blues from Inter for a whopping £97.5million only ten months ago, will also take a hefty wage cut to seal the deal.

The two clubs came to an agreement last night (TUES) in a move that includes add-ons and will see Chelsea pay none of the forward’s wages this season.

But it does little to 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 former Manchester United hitman, 29, had a stellar campaign at Inter the season before last as he won Serie A under Antonio Conte.

He never seemed completely sold on a move back to Chelsea, whom he initially joined as a teenager in 2011, yet eventually made the switch in August.

Lukaku had issues with injuries and Covid and struggled to fit into Thomas Tuchel’s system.

He did nothing to endear himself to the German coach with a bombshell interview in December where the striker revealed he was “not happy” at the club and wished to return to Inter “in the near future”.


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