The details of Inter Milan’s move for Chelsea forward Romelu Lukaku have been revealed.
The 29-year-old is edging closer to a return to the San Siro, if reports in Italy are to be believed.
The details of his potential transfer, which looks likely to be a loan move, have now been revealed, as reported by Corriere dello Sport.
It was reported that ‘Inter will be aiming to get a signing over Lukaku over the line before the end of June’ and this means that the club would be allowed to ‘apply the Growth Decree tax benefits to his wages’, and in turn make a move more affordable.
It was believed that Chelsea would demand £20 million as a loan fee for the Italians to bring Lukaku back to the San Siro, with further details now being reported by the press in Italy.
It is now believed that Inter are aiming to bring Lukaku back to the Serie A on a two-year loan deal, with a permanent transfer being the long-term goal.
The report states that Inter could look to make a ‘genrleman’s agreement’ with Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea.
This would mean that after the initial paid loan were completed at the end of next season, they would re-sign Lukaku once more on another loan.
Following this, a permanent transfer would be discussed as that appears to be the ‘goal’.
With a transfer edging closer, not everybody would be a fan of his return to Milan as former Inter forward Antonio Cassano admitted that he would be against the move.
“Inter’s problem, given that Dybala is coming, is that if they get Lukaku they have to sell Lautaro. Again, I would not sign Lukaku,” he said.
“Also because first of all you have to pay for him, but then you have to see the reaction of the fans: if he scores two goals per game, okay, but otherwise the situation becomes quite difficult.
“Lukaku has to think about it. At this point, I say he stays at Chelsea.”
It looks like Lukaku will have to perform to win over his doubters if he is to return to Inter, with the finer details to still be discussed.
Whether it be an initial loan move due to the financial situation in Italy, or a permanent transfer, Chelsea will have to dip in the market to replace the striker and his 15 goals from last season.
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