Inter Milan have begun the process of signing Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea just one year after he moved in the opposite direction. The Belgian striker has had a tough spell under Thomas Tuchel and ever since a controversial interview earlier this year, he has struggled to find his way back into the team. The Inter board are now set to meet with Lukaku’s lawyer according to Fabrizio Romano as they look to bring him back to Italy in a sensational return.
Inter Milan Begin Process of Signing Romelu Lukaku
Difficult Time at Stamford Bridge
Having disappointed during his time at Old Trafford with Manchester United, Lukaku had something of a renaissance after he moved to Inter Milan. The striker bagged 47 league goals while at the San Siro, finishing as the third top goalscorer in Serie A for the 2019/20 campaign and coming second the subsequent season with Inter also managing to win the Scudetto.
As such, he attracted interest from some of the biggest clubs in Europe, and this included his former side, Chelsea. With the Blues fresh off a Champions League triumph, they were a very attractive option, and Lukaku took the opportunity to join up with Thomas Tuchel at Stamford Bridge in a transfer worth €115 million.
Despite high expectations, the former Everton man has been unable to find any sort of goalscoring form since his return to London. He has managed to net a total of just eight times in the Premier League this campaign, and his performances have not been any better than his statistical output would suggest. Appearances in the starting 11 have also been hard for Lukaku to come by since March, with just three league goals to his name during the entirety of 2022.
Chelsea will not want to make a loss on the big-money deal that saw Lukaku move to Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2021, but Inter certainly won’t want to pay any more than the €115 million they made from selling their star man, especially after his disappointing performances this campaign.
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