Football NewsChelsea agrees to Romelu Lukaku deal to return Inter to Stamford Bridge
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Chelsea have agreed on a principle deal for Lukaku, with Inter’s £ 98m return to Stamford Bridge due to be officially announced early next week.


What is the situation?

The Blues have chased the Belgian striker all summer amid Serie A champions needing to unload players amid rising debt. Now, according to Tuchel, his team has secured a goal and the striker is ready to return to the Champions League for ten years since his first arrival in west London. Romelu Lukaku’s move to Chelsea, on a switch that will make him the seventh-highest-value transfer of all time, will see him be the last person to leave San Siro in the wake of title-winning coach Hakimi and Conte.

A small portion of the royalties will be tied in addition to the final details, which will be formalized over the weekend as Antonio Conte Inzaghi’s successor continues to finalize his preparations for the Scudetto Nerazzurri defense. The former pupil of Anderlecht will mark Chelsea’s first major outfield signing of the summer, following the arrival of goalkeeper Bettinelli on a free transfer from nearby Fulham.


A little about Romelu Lukaku

Starting in his home country with Anderlecht, Romelu Lukaku first made his way to England when he was snapped at by Chelsea in 2011. Lukaku did not leave an impression during his first stint at the club, however, making just eight top-fight appearances before he was loaned to West Brom the following season. A second loan to visit the club followed in 2013-14 in Everton, where he found much more success, facilitating a regular move to Goodison Park at the end of that campaign.

Having established himself as a Belgian international, Romelu Lukaku continued to climb the ranks with an impressive three-year run on Merseyside before a record move to Man Utd took him back to the upper echelons of the Premier League. Yet, while his country’s prospects flourished, he was often the scapegoat of Old Trafford under Mourinho and in 2019, just two years later, he was allowed to leave by Ole Gunnar’s successor to join Inter.

In Milan, Romelu Lukaku rediscovered his delicate form and embodied it into serving success, first helping the Nerazzurri regain their powers in 2019-20 before helping them drive them to an impressive Serie A triumph at the last term. Now, his career path seems to have come full circle, and takes him back to where he started his continental adventure – and right at the heart of the Blues side, determined to prove that their unlikely final-term Champions League triumph was not hopeless.