Ever since May 26th Inter’s summer has felt like a never-ending nightmare that we can’t wake up from; Antonio Conte left three days after lifting Inter’s first trophy in a decade, Achraf Hakimi was sold to PSG, and Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest. But the bad news isn’t done yet. In fact, the worse is still to come. According to SportItalia reporters Alfredo Pedulla and Gianluigi Longari, Inter and Chelsea have come to an agreement over Romelu Lukaku’s Stamford Bridge return, with a transfer fee of €115 million heading the other way. Chelsea had reportedly tabled one other final offer of €105 million plus Davide Zappacosta, but Inter wanted only cash.
#Chelsea are close to an agreement with #Inter for Romelu #Lukaku for a fee of €115M. No players as part of the deal. #CFC ✅@tvdellosport https://t.co/edXSiFDkIQ— Gianluigi Longari (@Glongari) August 7, 2021
A contract of €12 million pried Lukaku away from the city he spent the last two years. It’s hard to blame him, however, when Inter clearly isn’t showing the ambitions a striker of his quality deserves. The Belgian won’t be a part of Inter’s friendly with Parma tomorrow and has reportedly asked to be excluded from training as he prepares to leave.