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Chelsea and Inter Milan are both ‘motivated’ to do a deal for Romelu Lukaku this summer, according to reports in Italy.
The forward has only spent a season back at Chelsea but has struggled to break into the starting XI following a controversial interview in December.
As reported by Gazzetta dello Sport, both Chelsea and Inter are motivated to get a deal for Lukaku done this summer.
The 29-year-old bagged 15 goals last season, half the amount that he managed the previous season for Inter.
Chelsea’s new owners will grant Tuchel control over the transfer window this summer as the head coach could choose to cut ties with Lukaku following his disappointing return to Stamford Bridge.
Now, Gazzetta believe that both clubs are motivated to get the transfer sorted as they see it beneficial.
Inter reportedly wish to get the deal done before the end of June, to apply a ‘Growth Decree tax benefits’ to his wages.
Chelse are also hopeful of a deal happening soon so that they can plan for next season, with Tuchel set to rebuild his squad this summer.
Speaking on the future of the forward, Tuchel admitted that they will evaluate his future this summer.
He said: “I think if he plans to talk with the owner it is not his plan to talk with me!
"It’s fair enough. Let’s see if he gets a meeting! It is his right. We will talk to anybody. We will evaluate any situation of any player including Romelu. We will see what is going to happen and what the plans are."
Meanwhile, Inter Milan CEO Giuseppe Marotta stated that his side are in ‘no rush’ to complete the transfer, contrasting reports regarding a need to complete the move by the end of the month.
Further attacking options such as Raheem Sterling, Ousmane Dembele and Christopher Nkunku have also been linked as Chelsea plan for a future without Lukaku.
However, first, they must look to move on the Belgian and come to an agreement over the loan fee with Inter Milan if he is to return to the San Siro this summer.